Lincoln/Loeb Fellows, Current and Past
The Loeb Fellowship was established in 1970 through the generosity of the late John L. Loeb, Harvard College '24. Based at the Graduate School of Design, the program offers ten annual post-professional awards for independent study at Harvard University. The fellowship is a unique opportunity to nurture the leadership potential of the most promising men and women in design and other professions related to the built and natural environment. Each year one fellow is selected to be the Lincoln/Loeb Fellow and to work with the Lincoln Institute's Department of Planning and Urban Form.
- Helen Lochhead
- 2013-2014 Lincoln/Loeb Fellow
- Director of Strategic Developments, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, Sydney, Australia
- Helen Lochhead is an Australian architect and urban designer with more than 20 years of experience. Her career has focused on the inception, planning, and delivery of complex multidisciplinary projects ranging from a 5-year improvements program for the city of Sydney to major urban renewal and waterfront projects. In her current role as director of strategic developments for the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, she is leading a 30-year plan for the staged transformation of Sydney Cove. She combines practice with teaching as an adjunct professor at Sydney University. During her fellowship, she is studying design, policy, and governance strategies that can deliver more sustainable climate-resilient coastal cities.
- Lynn Richards
- 2012-2013 Lincoln/Loeb Fellow
- Policy Director, Office of Sustainable Communities, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC
- Lynn Richards has had a distinguished career as a policy maker at the Environmental Protection agency (EPA). Her work there has focused on storm water management issues, community engagement, and interagency cooperation. She has been instrumental in framing the national debate around the role of density and development as a storm water management practice. She has played a major role in the path-breaking efforts of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, US Department of Transportation, and EPA to coordinate important elements of their funding. She has taken the initiative to build linkages between these and other agencies in order to help break down the silos that separate otherwise closely linked elements of our built and natural environment. As the Lincoln/Loeb Fellow, Richards is studying regional and urban planning, and in particular the nexus between policy and regulation and community design.
- Peter Park
- 2011-2012 Lincoln/Loeb Fellow
- Planning Director, Denver, Colorado
- Trained as an architect and urban designer, Peter Park is the planning director in Denver, Colorado. He previously served in a similar role in Milwaukee. He has presided over the development of a new form-based zoning ordinance for Denver and has also led extensive efforts to engage citizens in planning activities. During his fellowship, Peter will research new methods for engaging citizens in the planning process and explore opportunities for replacing urban freeways with boulevards in city centers.
- Tim Stonor
- 2010-2011 Lincoln/Loeb Fellow
- Managing Director, Space Syntax Limited, London, England
- An architect and town planner, Tim Stonor established Space Syntax Limited in 1996 to build bridges between professional practice and academic research at University College London. The strategic consulting company specializes in evidence-based planning and design and now operates worldwide while retaining strong ties with UCL. Tim is a director of the Academy of Urbanism and served on the National Design Review Panel of the UK Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment. During his fellowship, Tim will study "fundamental urban sustainability," and explore how common goals of "safer," "healthier," and "more economically productive" can be met through the collaboration of economists, financiers, planners, designers, and engineers.
- Gil Kelley
- 2009-2010 Lincoln/Loeb Fellow
- Independent urban and strategic planning consultant, Portland, Oregon
- Gil Kelley is the former director of planning for the City of Portland, Oregon (2000-2009) and director of planning and development for the City of Berkeley, California (1988-1998). In Portland, he was tasked by the Mayor and Council to develop and lead a range of cross-agency initiatives for the long-term sustainability of the city as it accommodates substantial growth and change over the next several decades. He was responsible for developing plans for the South Waterfront and Pearl districts, and advancing a new framework for neighborhood planning built around the "20 minute neighborhood" and effective citizen engagement. In Berkeley, Mr. Kelly worked to revitalize the city's waterfront, commercial corridors, and industrial areas, and to open city-university dialogue and coordination. He also consolidated permitting functions and prepared an economic development strategy for the City. Mr. Kelley is now an independent consultant and a senior research fellow at the Institute for Portland Metropolitan Studies at Portland State University. He lectures on climate change and urban form, municipal- and metropolitan-scale strategic planning, and downtown/waterfront revitalization. He teaches a class on planning and negotiation each fall at the University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands for senior-level European planning professionals.