Harvard Resources


  • The Harvard University Center for the Environment has a terrific events list. The Kennedy School also lists events.
  • The GSD makes it very difficult to find urban planning-related events on their web site–going to Events and filter by the Urban Planning and Design department or by the urbanism theme. This often yields zero results depending on the time of semester or because the person entering the event did not add tags. A complete, uncategorized list of all GSD events is available, however. Some events–both upcoming and past–are on the UPD Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages.

Useful Programs and Groups

  • The Loeb Fellowship program is a terrific resource for students bringing mid-career professionals, many of them in planning and related areas, to the GSD for a year. Their blog is also worth checking out.
  • There are a great number of student organizations at Harvard in general and the GSD more specifically–the one specifically for MUPs is HUPO.
  •  The Harvard University Center for the Environment has a terrific online database of courses.
  • The Center for Geographic Analysis has a very useful listing of GIS courses across campus. They also provide a variety of non-credit workshops as well as a GIS Camp that runs in January and June and costs just $100 for Harvard students.
  • The Harvard Kennedy School offer for-credit courses and modules.