Light shines on underpass makeover

A new tem­po­rary light instal­la­tion designed by School of Archi­tec­ture fac­ulty is part of a state trans­porta­tion project to trans­form a for­gotten piece of land under I-​​93 into a multi-​​modal link between two Boston communities.

Students have development ideas for Dudley Square

Archi­tec­ture stu­dents tasked with imag­ining new housing oppor­tu­ni­ties for an unused parcel in Boston’s Dudley Square say mixed-​​use devel­op­ment would bring in new res­i­dents without hurting the existing community.

The art of entrepreneurship

Four stu­dents and alumni received Entre­pre­neurial Spirit Awards from the Col­lege of Arts, Media, and Design for chan­neling their cre­ativity and lead­er­ship skills through film, the­ater, music, and architecture.

3Qs: Getting public buy-​​in for new development

Who decides what gets built in cities? Both in the U.S. and around the world, it’s up to gov­ern­ments, plan­ning agen­cies, and com­mu­nity groups. But how it all works—and the outcomes—vary widely. These issues will be dis­cussed today at a Northeastern-​​sponsored con­fer­ence, “Public Par­tic­i­pa­tion and Design in Con­tested Cities Since the 1960s.” Here, George Thrush, pro­fessor and director in the archi­tec­ture school, dis­cusses public influ­ence in the approval process for new development—and how it might be trans­formed in the future.