HAUSA Presents: Walking Tour of Fulton Center (Manhattan)

Fulton Center.  Photo Credit: James Ewing.
Fulton Center. Photo Credit: James Ewing.

On Tuesday May 19th  2015, please  join HAUSA on an exclusive 1-hour tour of the Fulton Center, led by architect Greg  Haley, GSD MAUD ’98 of Grimshaw Architects, the lead designers for this recent addition to Manhattan’s public realm. Learn about the history and evolution of the design for this project from concept to construction. Bring your questions, curiosity and a metro card (to access paid areas of the station). The event is limited to members of the Harvard community and is free of charge.  Meet just inside Fulton Center on the Southeast Corner of Broadway and Fulton Street. Click here for registration and details.

For more information reach out to Greg at

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HAUSA Presents: Walking Tour of Ironbound (Newark, NJ)

Ironbound welcomes you!
Ironbound welcomes you!

This exciting, approximately 2.5-hour walking tour of the Ironbound neighborhood of Newark, NJ will be led by local real estate professional and urban planner Antonio Valla (Harvard GSD ’08). Experience the unique architecture of this Portuguese and Brazilian vibrant neighborhood, and its commercial corridor, Ferry Street. The tour will begin at 11:00 AM sharp. Meeting place is at the main information booth at Newark, NJ Penn Station. The station is accessible by NJ Transit and AMTRAK from NYC Penn Station. While the tour is free of charge, please remember to bring pocket money – you won’t want to miss the goods that local businesses have to offer! This tour is limited, so please Register Here.


Happy Hours This Spring

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Join the Harvard Architectural and Urban Society Alumni special interest group and other colleagues interested in the built environment at one of HAUSA’s  Happy Hours in New York City. Engage with fellow alumni, learn more about what your colleagues are working on and join the fun! All members of the Harvard community are welcome.

Contact us for details or register online here.

Downtown Newark Tour


This exciting, two-hour walking tour of Newark, New Jersey will cover the city’s developing downtown neighborhood through the eyes of a local real estate professional and Harvard GSD ’08 urban planner. Explore Newark’s newest development sites, local parks, shops and galleries and more…all while learning about its rich architectural past, present and future. The tour will take place Saturday, October 4, 2014, beginning at 11:00 AM sharp. While the tour is free of charge, please remember to bring pocket money – you won’t want to miss the goods that local businesses have to offer!

Contact us for details and registration instructions.

Tour NYC Industrial Buildings

Open House New York (OHNY), in partnership with New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), have launched Making it Here, a yearlong series of programs that explores manufacturing in New York City through tours, talks, and other programs. Visit older industrial buildings and learn how they are being retrofitted to create viable spaces.  Find out more.

Brooklyn Army Terminal
Brooklyn Army Terminal. Photo Credit: Nicolas Lemery Nantel for OHNY.

Jacobs & Moses on Stage

Director Joshua Frankel teams with Tracy K. Smith (winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry) and composer Judd Greenstein to bring to the Opera stage the ultimate debate between urban planning mogul Robert Moses and activist Jane Jacobs over the proposed Lower Manhattan Expressway. Visit the project’s website to learn more about this extraordinarily ambitious proposal, where drama, music, art and urban planning intersect in a fresh, new way!

Jane Jacobs Robert Moses
Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses, via Gotham Gazette

Harvard Professor Releases New Volume on Urbanization

Harvard Graduate School of Design Professor Neil Brenner has recently released a new publication, Implosions/Explosions: Towards a Study of Planetary Urbanization (Berlin: Jovis, 2014).  The volume includes essays exploring the implications of Henri Lefebvre’s claim that “society has been completely urbanized.” Visit the Urban Theory Lab (UTL) site to learn more about the publication and Professor Brenner’s other works and research.

Implosions/Explosions: Towards a Study of Planetary Urbanization
Implosions/Explosions: Towards a Study of Planetary Urbanization

If/Then on Broadway

Urban planning joins Broadway in the hit show If/Then, an original new musical, whose lead character debates “whether to take a job as a city planner or one teaching urban planning…” in a unique story with excellent vocals. Starring Broadway veterans Idina Menzel and Anthony Rapp, book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, music by Tom Kitt and directed by Michael Greif. Be sure to check out this show and get ready to be blown away by the amazing cast and music!


Idina Menzel
Idina Menzel wows the crowd with a stellar performance at the If/Then musical on Broadway.

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