What an Urban Sociologist Thinks Harvard’s Planning and Design Students Need to Know

June 25th, 2015 United States of America


By: Next City

Diane E. Davis was recently named chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design at Harvard University. Hoping to get a glimpse at the direction she plans to take that essential department in the university’s prestigious Graduate School of Design — which counts influencers from Shaun Donovan to Michael Graves among its alums — I asked Davis about her vision for training tomorrow’s urban leaders. We also talked about her background as an urban sociologist, improving design competitions, opportunities that might arise from Habitat III and more.

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