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IHP Cities in the 21st Century Spring 2016 – India

IHP Cities Spring 2016   Dear Home,   When asked to describe her experience in India using just one word, a fellow student simply stated, “sensory.” We found this incredibly apt—Ahmedabad, India, captures and entrances every sense, overwhelming you with sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and feels. One of our first rickshaw rides encapsulated this perfectly. […]

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IHP Cities in the 21st Century Letter Home from India Spring 2015

From the moment we stepped out of the airport in Ahmedabad, India, the city offered up a sensory overload. Cows, monkeys and the occasional elephant in the street, the smell of burning trash, and the hustle-bustle traffic on the ride to our hotel formed our first impression of the place where we would spend the […]

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IHP Cities in the 21st Century Letter Home from Cape Town, South Africa Spring 2015

Hello Well Wishers, As we say goodbye to our IHP family, we reflect on our time in Cape Town, the last stop on this IHP journey. Guided by our powerful and brilliant country coordinator, Sally, we dove into Cape Town head first, using the many tools we have honed over the semester. Along the way, […]

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IHP Spring 2015 Cities in the 21st Century Video Letter Home from Brazil

Students on the IHP “Cities in the 21st Century” program reflect on their time in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the second of the four sites they’ll study in over the course of the program. During their four weeks in San Paulo between February and March, they explored issues such as water rights, housing disparities, transportation, as […]

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Letter Home from Dakar, Senegal

A Letter Home from students on the IHP Cities: People, Planning, and Politics spring 2014 program: After a tearful goodbye to our loving homestay families in Ahmedabad, India, we began the trek towards Dakar, Senegal, a city that remained an elusive mystery. The journey over the Arabian Sea and across the width of Africa left […]

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Letter Home from Ahmedabad, India

A Letter Home from students on the IHP Cities in the 21st Century: People, Planning, and Politics Spring 2014 program: New York City was a cocktail of raw talent, concentrated within blocks and blocks of an urban planner’s dream landscape.  As we, IHP Cities in the 21st Century students, skated up and down the grid, […]

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Letter Home from Senegal

 A Letter Home from students on the IHP Cities in the 21st Century Spring program: In Wolof (a major Senegalese ethnic group but also the name for one of the most commonly spoken languages in the country), there is no exact equivalent for the phrase “you’re welcome.” Instead, you say “Noko bok,” which literally means “we […]

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