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Graduate School of Design appoints three to faculty

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The Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) has named Michael Hooper, Rahul Mehrotra, and Joyce Klein Rosenthal to the GSD faculty, effective July 2010.

Hooper, who has been appointed assistant professor of urban planning, will receive his Ph.D. from the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources at Stanford University this month (May). His research interests focus on the politics of land use and urbanization, participatory planning and governance, and civil society mobilization.

Mehrotra, a practicing architect, urban designer, and professor of architectural design at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Architecture and Urban Planning, has been named professor of urban design and planning and chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design. He has written and lectured extensively on architecture, conservation, and urban planning in Mumbai.

Rosenthal, a lecturer at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, has been named assistant professor of urban planning at the GSD. Rosenthal’s research interests are in environmental planning, sustainable development, and the public health impacts of urbanization, with a particular present focus on spatial and social determinants of heat islands and heat-related health outcomes.