The LOEB Fellowship

50 Years of
Loeb Fellowship

The Lifelong Fellowship

In celebration of its 50th anniversary year, the Loeb Fellowship is hosting a series of virtual programs over the course of academic year 2020-2021. Composed of three distinct but inter‐related components, this program—which will be presented on this page—aims to engage Loeb alumni, GSD faculty and students, GSD alumni, and the wider design community in targeted discussions on the social consequences of the built environment.

The Loeb Fellowship and its community are uniquely positioned to convene and contribute to critical conversations around social impact—especially in the current context of the COVID‐19 pandemic and anti‐racist protests and activism in the United States, spurred by the police killings of George Floyd and other Black Americans. Itself founded during a time of “crisis” in American cities, the Fellowship has a long history of advancing positive social outcomes in the U.S. and around the world, through practice within, across, and beyond the design disciplines.


Loeb50 Urban/Rural: Divided or Cojoined

4/13/22, 12 noon ET

This important conversation explores mitigation strategies for climate change impacts which bridge the urban and rural divide. The panelists bring deep practical experience to the challenge of formulating a synergistic approach to address climate resilience, economic opportunity, nature conservation and equity issues.

Peter Stein
Mary Means Kolu Zigbi Mark Anderson, The Nature Conservancy

Mobility in the Post Pandemic City

11.12.2021, 12-1pm ET

Andrew Salzberg ’20 moderates a panel on the shifts to urban life and transportation caused by Covid and…

Andrew Salzberg
Seleta Reynolds, General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Transportation Dorval R. Carter, Jr., President, Chicago Transit Authority Rit Aggarwala, Executive-in-Residence, Closed Loop Partners


Beyond Inclusion: The Role of the Built Environment in Advancing Equity


This conversation features three female practitioners from the worlds of media, planning and community development, design and architecture.…

Tracy Metz
Kimberly Driggins Shaney Peña-Gómez

Design and Activism Now


HECTOR partner Damon Rich ’07 and Designing Justice + Designing Spaces cofounder Deanna Van Buren ’13 talk with…

Inga Saffron
Damon Rich Deanna Van Buren

50 (More) Years of Fellowship


Loeb Fellowship curator John Peterson ’06 and curator emeritus James Stockard ’78 reflect on the conditions that precipitated the founding of…

Tau Tavengwa
James Stockard John C. Peterson


These prerecorded, 10 minute animated “mini-lectures” are designed to prompt the difficult conversations that change thinking and spur action. Each video forms the basis for subsequent conversations between GSD students and faculty.

On Politics: The Future of Civic Engagement

Andrea Reimer discusses her ideas about the role of civic leadership and engagement in the design professions, especially in…

Andrea Reimer