School of Design To Drop Regional Planning Courses
Discontinued Because of Lack of Funds; Hubbard to Study City Traffic
Owing to lack of funds and the leave of absence of Henry V. Hubbard, Charles D. Norton Professor of Regional Planning, the Graduate School of Design will be forced next fall to discontinue at least temporarily most of its courses in Regional Planning.
Professor Hubbard, who carries most of the teaching burden in the Department of Regional Planning, will conduct a "comprehensive research and report concerning the traffic situation in Cambridge as far as it appears to affect the interests of the University," during a leave of absense next year which precedes his retirement in the fall of 1941.
Operating on limited resources, the Department had to suspend instruction in the fall of 1936, although it was founded auspiciously in the fall of 1929 as a separate school under a sizable grant from the Rockefeller Foundation.
"I do not consider it a tremendous calamity, if we have to suspend some of the courses for a year," Joseph Hunt, Dean of the Faculty of the Graduate School of Design said yesterday, "for there are only five students in the department, three of whom will graduate this spring."
Explaining the survey which he will conduct next year, Professor Hubbard stated yesterday: "My work will consist primarily of investigation and a profession report as a regional planner to the University dealing with the traffic situation in Cambridge in its effect upon university growth and policy."