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Gary Hack

Professor of urban design emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

About Me

Gary Hack brings to the course over 40 years of experience in practice and teaching of site planning. He has been involved in large scale urban development projects for downtowns, waterfronts and mixed use projects in the US, Canada and abroad. These include the Louisville KY downtown development plan, the West Side Waterfront plan in New York City, Rockefeller Park at Battery Park City, New York, the redevelopment of Prudential Center in Boston, the redevelopment of the World Trade Center in New York, waterfront redevelopment projects in Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City and St John in Canada and the planning of the site for the Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum in Taibao City, Taiwan. He has taught site planning and urban design at MIT, the University of Pennsylvania and Tsinghua University in China. Professor Hack is the author of Site Planning: International Practice, the senior editor of Local Planning, co-author of Urban Design in the Global Perspective and Global City Regions, and many articles and chapters in books on the subject. He was educated in architecture and planning, with a Ph.D from MIT in city and regional planning. He was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree by Dalhousie University in 2006. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

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