Innovative and imaginative ‘Atlas for a City Region’ project launched in Harvard

first_imgAfter 18 months of research including fieldwork in the Northwest of Ireland, Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) formally launched their findings of the ‘Atlas for a City Region’ project at a special event in Harvard University, Massachusetts yesterday (Thursday).The event was attended by the visiting delegation from Ireland North West led by Mayors Cllr. Nicholas Crossan and Cllr. Michaela Boyle from Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council respectively and included Council Chief Executives Seamus Neely and John Kelpie.The project ‘Atlas for a City Region’ was jointly commissioned by both Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council and has been borne out of the unique cross-border collaborative approach adopted by both Councils who are firmly of the view that despite Brexit and indeed the border, their region including Letterkenny, Derry and Strabane has the potential to continue to grow and prosper. The final report is structured around three questions. Is there a cross-border region in the Irish Northwest? How to draw that region on a map? And how might the region develop over the next two hundred years?In answering these questions, twenty-seven students from Harvard University travelled to the Northwest for fieldwork in spring 2019. One group of students gathered evidence of a cross-border region.Working with Niall Kirkwood, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Technology and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Harvard GSD, another twelve students imagined the future of the region in light of Brexit and changing climates.“If we don’t imagine the future, we have no hand in shaping it,” said Professor Gareth Doherty who was the lead investigator for this project and a native of Carndonagh in Co. Donegal. Speaking at the launch, Cllr. Nicholas Crossan, Mayor of Donegal County Council commended the work done by Harvard GSD students under the guidance of Professor Gareth Doherty, Director of the Landscape Architecture program at Harvard GSD.“This has been an exciting project for us to embark upon and I must commend the quality of the work, the imaginative and innovative proposals that have been presented to us and the value of the ideas and propositions that the students, under the guidance of Professor Doherty, have conceived.“This project has been about getting a fresh outside perspective on what the opportunities are for our region. We have ambitious plans for our region and despite the challenges we face, we believe that we have the confidence and resilience to allow our communities and businesses to continue to thrive and prosper.”Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Cllr. Michaela Boyle believes that the concepts and ideas presented by this project will play a vital role in informing the direction of travel for the region and that the hands-on approach taken by Harvard GSD’s students during their visit to the region earlier this year has allowed them to develop a deeper insight into the lives that are lived in the region, the challenges that are faced and most importantly the opportunities that exist.“The students engaged with, not only the terrain and policy-makers, but with our communities and with people living in our communities. “This is very much reflected in many of the proposals presented and I think these experiences have added a greater depth and understanding to the student’s ideas and concepts.“This project has been about imagining our future, it has been about looking at the potential impact of major events such as Brexit, climate change, rising sea levels and higher temperatures and what we can do to mitigate the adverse impact of these events.“This has resulted in a suite of imaginative, innovative and unique proposals that can only enrich plans for the future development of the city region.”The findings from this research will be exhibited in the North West region in Spring 2020. Innovative and imaginative ‘Atlas for a City Region’ project launched in Harvard was last modified: November 15th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Warriors welcome students, faculty from Parkland shooting at shootaround

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!MIAMI – The Warriors gathered together for morning shootaround on Wednesday, and talked about more important things than basketball.Besides preparing for when the Warriors (43-17) visit the Miami Heat (26-33) on Wednesday, they also welcomed students and faculty from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and Miami Northwestern Senior high school. Just over a year …last_img

October 5: CWG Events

first_imgArcheryVenue: Yamuna Sports ComplexMorning Session: 9 am to 12 noon Women: Recurve. Men: RecurveAfternoon Session: 2 pm to 5 pmWomen: Compound. Men: CompoundGymnastics (Artistic)Venue: I.G. Sports ComplexAfternoon Session: 1.30 pm to 6.35 pm. Women: Heats & finalBadmintonVenue: Siri Fort Sports ComplexMorning Session: 9 am to 1 pm Mixed team event (group matches)Afternoon Session: 2 pm to 6 pmMixed team event (group matches)Evening Session: 7 pm to 11 pmMixed team event (group matches)HockeyVenue: Major Dhyan Chand National StadiumMorning Session: 8.30 am to 12 pm Women’s: England vs WalesMen’s: New Zealand vs Trinidad & Tobago; Pakistan vs ScotlandAfternoon Session: 1.30 pm to 5 pmWomen’s: Australia vs Trinidad & Tobago; New Zealand vs MalaysiaMen’s: Canada vs South AfricaEvening Session: 6.30 pm to 10 pm Women’s: South Africa vs ScotlandLawnbowlsVenue: J.N. Sports ComplexMorning Session: 9 am to 10.30 pmMen’s: Triples (Rd III); pairs (Rd II); pairs (Rd III); triples (Rd IV).Women’s: Pairs (Rd III); triples (Rd II), triples (Rd III), pairs (Rd IV)NetballVenue: Thyagaraj ComplexMorning Session: 9.30 am to 1 pm Prelims: South Africa vs England;Jamaica vs MalawiAfternoon Session: 3 pm to 6.30 pm. Prelims: NZ vs Cook IslandSquashVenue: Siri Fort Sports ComplexAfternoon Session: 1 pm to 4 pm Men’s: Singles (plate Rd of 16 heats);singles (Rd of 16 heats). Women’s: Singles (plate Rd of 16 heats); singles (Rd of 16 heats)Evening Session: 5 pm to 8 pmMen’s: Singles (plate Rd of 16 heats); singles (Rd of 16 heats). Women’s: Singles (plate Rd of 16 heats); singles (Rd of 16 heats)Swimming SynchronisedVenue: Dr. Sp Mukherjee Swimming ComplexMorning Session: 8.30 am to 10.30 am. Men’s: 50m butterfly (heats); 100m breaststroke (heats); 200m freestyle (heats). Women’s: 100m backstroke (heats); para sport 50m freestyle; 100m freestyleEvening session: 4 pm to 5.23 pmWomen’s: 50m butterfly (final); 50m breaststroke (final), para sport 50m freestyle (final), 100m freestyle (semis), 100m backstroke (semis)Men’s: 50m backstroke (final); 50m butterfly (semis); 100m breaststroke (semi-final); 200m freestyle (final)advertisementTable TennisVenue: Yamuna Sports ComplexMorning session: 9.30 am to 2.30 pmWomen’s: team event (Rd III). Men’s team event (Rd III)Evening session: 4 pm to 9 pm Men’s team event (Rd IV). Women’s team event (Rd IV)TennisVenue: R.K. Khanna Tennis StadiumMorning session: 10 am to 3 pmMixed doubles (quarter-final).Women’s: Singles (Rd I). Men’s: Singles (Rd I); doubles (Rd I)Evening session: 5 pm to 10 pmMixed doubles (quarter-final). Women’s: Singles (Rd I); doubles (Rd I). Men’s: Singles (Rd I)WeightliftingVenue: J.N. Sports ComplexAfternoon session: 2 pm to 4.30 pmMen’s: 62kg categoryEvening session: 6.30 pm to 9 pmWomen’s: 53kg categoryShootingVenue: Karni Singh RangeMorning sesion: 9 am to 4 pmMen’s (pairs): 10m air rifle (final); 50mpistol (final) Women’s: (pairs): 25mPistol (final); 50m rifle 3 positions (final)Cycling TrackVenue: I.G. Sports ComplexMorning Sesion: 11.30 am to 3:45 pm. Men’s: 1,000m time trial (final); 4,000m individual pursuit (final)Women’s: 500m trial (final) Evening session: 6 pm to 7 pm Men’s: 40km points race******************Medals At Stake: 54Swimming – Women’s: 50m butterfly; 50m breaststroke, para sport 50m freestyleMen’s: 50m backstroke, 200m freestyleWeightlifting – Men’s: 62kgWomen’s: 53kgGymnastics(Artistic) – Women’s team finalShooting – Men’s (pairs): 10m air rifle; 50m pistolWomen’s (pairs): 25m pistol; 50m rifle; 3 positionCycling – Men’s: 1,000m time trial; 4,000m individual pursuitWomen’s: 500m time trialWrestling – Men’s: Greco Roman (60kg, 74kg & 96 kg repechage finals)******************Star to watch out for: Emily SeebohmCountry: AustraliaAge: 18Achievements:  Gold in 4x100m medley at Beijing OlympicsBronze in 100m backstroke at the ’09 World ChampionshipsGold in 100m backstroke at Pan Pacific championships 2010last_img read more