Upcoming Events

10/5/21 Loeb Fellowship Lecture: Reginald Dwayne Betts

Harvard GSD and the Loeb Fellowship invite you to the 2022 Loeb Fellowship Lecture with Reginald Dwayne Betts on Tuesday, October 5 at 6:30 pm ET via Zoom Webinar.

Click here to register for Loeb Lecture: Reginald Dwayne Betts, “Felon: A play; A discourse”

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Reginald Dwayne Betts is an American poet, memoirist, and teacher. Click here for more information on Betts and his Loeb Fellowship Lecture performance. The event will also be live streamed to the Harvard GSD YouTube page. Only viewers who are attending the lecture via Zoom will be able to submit questions for the Q+A. If you would like to submit questions for the speaker in advance of the event, please click here. Live captioning will be provided during this event. Anyone requiring accessibility accommodations should contact the events office at (617) 496-2414 or events@gsd.harvard.edu.

Recent Events

9/13/21 Meet the Loebs: Class of 2022

The Loeb Fellowship is delighted to present the Loeb Fellowship Class of 2022. The 2022 Fellows are ten innovators who work across activism, public art, film and media, technology, real estate development, and other fields that advance positive social outcomes around the world. Join us to hear from the Class of 2022, in conversation with GSD faculty members, as they present their work, practice and its engagement with critical issues of the current moment. A closed-captioned recording of the event will be posted shortly.

4/5/21 Small Town Urbanism in the 21st Century

Andrew Freear LF’18, director of Rural Studio at Auburn University; Faranak Miraftab, professor of urban and regional planning at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; and Todd Okolichany, director of planning and urban design for Asheville, North Carolina bring their unique perspectives to a panel moderated by GSD faculty members Eve Blau and Diane Davis.

4/2/21 Beyond Inclusion: The Role of the Built Environment in Advancing Equity

Kimberly Driggins LF’16, Shaney Peña-Gómez LF’18, and Tracy Metz LF’07 are practitioners from the predominantly male worlds of media, planning and community development, design and architecture. They bring their distinctive views of diversity to a conversation about where we are in the design professions and what transformation is necessary to reflect the complexity and diversity of the communities we’re meant to serve.


2/25/21 When Memory is Not Enough–A conversation with Walter Hood and Garnette Cadogan

Garnette Cadogan is the 2020-2021 Harry W. Porter, Jr. Distinguished Visiting Professor at the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia. Walter Hood, 2021 Senior Loeb Scholar, is the award winning founder of Hood Design Studio and professor of landscape architecture and environmental planning at UC Berkeley. His latest publication is Black Landscapes Matter.


2/22/21 When Memory is Not Enough: the 2021 Senior Loeb Scholar Lecture

The 2021 Senior Loeb Scholar Lecture features Walter Hood, whose landscape designs are celebrated for their respect for ecological and cultural, contemporary and historic context. Hood is the award winning founder of Hood Design Studio and professor of landscape architecture and environmental planning at UC Berkeley. His latest publication is Black Landscapes Matter.


11/10/20 Loeb50: Design and Activism Now

HECTOR partner Damon Rich LF’07 and Designing Justice + Designing Spaces cofounder Deanna Van Buren LF’13 talk with Philadelphia Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron LF’12 about engaging in activism while being part of a service profession.


10/15/20 The Rouse Visiting Artist Lecture

Award winning chef and restauranteur Marcus Samuelsson in conversation with Thelma Golden, Mark Raymond, and host Toni L. Griffin LF ’98.


10/8/20 The 2020 Loeb Lecture

Edgar Pieterse,  the NRF South African Research Chair in Urban Policy and founding director of the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town, calls for innovations that take advantage of new investments, technology, and local assets and support civic empowerment to respond to the daunting challenges of African cities.

10/1/20 Emmanuel Pratt Lecture

Emmanuel Pratt LF’17 takes viewers on a tour of the Sweetwater Foundation, a nonprofit based on Chicago’s South Side which engages local residents in the cultivation and regeneration of social, environmental, and economic resources in their neighborhoods. His work earned him a 2019 MacArthur Fellowship.


9/25/20 In Pursuit of Equitable Development: Lessons from Washington, Detroit, and Boston

A joint venture of the Loeb Fellowship, the Joint Center for Housing Studies, and the Department of Urban Planning.


9/17/20 Loeb50: 50 (More) Years of Fellowship

A conversation between Loeb Fellowship curator John Peterson LF’06, curator emeritus James Stockard LF’78, moderated by Tau Tavengwa LF’18.