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The High Line: A Debate

15 November 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Organized by: Harvard Graduate School of Design
Venue: Harvard Graduate School of Design, Stubbins Room 112, Stubbins Room 112
48 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Recognizing the High Line with a prize in urban design that is housed in the Department of Urban Planning and Design, in which social equity issues loom large, comes with a responsibility to acknowledge both the project’s successes and the occasional criticisms that have been leveled against it. In conjunction with the 2017 Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design, a panel discussion with some of those most closely involved with realizing the High Line will allow a deeper understanding of its value as an urban design prototype being disseminated and adopted worldwide.


The panel will feature John Alschuler (Chairman, HR&A), Stephen Gray (Assistant Professor of Urban Design, GSD), Robert Hammond (Friends of the High Line Co-Founder and Executive Director) and Joshua David (Friends of the High Line Co-Founder).

Moderated by Diane Davis (Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, GSD).


This panel follows an opening celebration on Wednesday, November 14 including remarks in the GSD's Piper Auditorium followed by a reception in the Druker Design Gallery.