Decade of Design: Health & Urbanism

Mar 01, 2013. Posted by Ezra Glenn

To address the urgent need to research, design, and implement solutions to urban challenges, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Center for Advanced Urbanism today announce a new research collaboration that will focus on how design can improve urban health. This research will support AIA’s efforts through the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), Decade of Design. The announcement came at the start of the CGI Winter Meeting.

Course on Health and Urbanism

Mar 01, 2013. Posted by Sandra Elliott

Decade of Design: MIT Holds Course on Health and Urbanism
By Brooks Rainwater, Director, Public Policy

CDD Forum: Civic Hacking as Civic Engagement by Nigel Jacob

Feb 19, 2013. Posted by Sandra Elliott

 Monday, February 25, 6:00 pm, Building 10, Room 485
Civic Hacking as Civic Engagement

"ReThinking a Lot" Shortlisted for Urban Design Group Publisher Award

Feb 08, 2013. Posted by Ezra Glenn

At a recent ceremony of at the Royal Overseas League in London, Professor Eran Ben-Joseph's book ReThinking a Lot: The Design and Culture of Parking was nominated for a National Urban Design Award as one of six top books in urban design from 2012.

In their remarks about the book, the judges noted:

Students Win International SEED Award

Feb 06, 2013. Posted by Ezra Glenn

Stephen Kennedy (MCP’12) and Alice Shay (MCP’12), co-founders of the

DUSP Seeks Lecturer in Urban Design (part-time position)

Jan 03, 2013. Posted by Ezra Glenn

Position: Part-time two-year non-tenure track position as Lecturer for the period September 2013 through May 2015. This is a nine-month academic year position from September to May of each year.

Design After Decline: How America Rebuilds Shrinking Cities by Brent Ryan makes Planetizen's Top 10 List

Dec 11, 2012. Posted by Sandra Elliott

Design After Decline: How America Rebuilds Shrinking Cities
by Brent D. Ryan
University of Pennsylvania Press, 288 pages

NYT: OP-ED Illogical Housing Aid

Oct 31, 2012. Posted by Sandra Elliott

OP-ED CONTRIBUTORS: Illogical Housing Aid

By Yonah Freemark and Lawrence J. Vale 

Published: October 30, 2012

Cambridge, MASS

The tax deduction for mortgage interest may not quite be the “third rail” of politics that Social Security is, but politicians on both sides have long been afraid to touch it. So when Mitt Romney recently floated the idea of capping this deduction, Democrats pounced.

Affordable housing and upward mobility : bridging the divide at The Community Builders, Inc.

Oct 26, 2012. Posted by Sandra Elliott

Daniel Yadegar's (MCP '12) this explored an increasing austerity at all levels of government has propelled a heightened focus on more efficient models of housing delivery, human service delivery and community development. One area of increased attention, with minimal empirical research, remains the integration of these three arenas. While the integration of such fields has been proposed conceptually for at least twenty years, there is little record of the challenges faced through integration or the proven benefits of such a model.

Designing an integrated waterfront : responsive redevelopment at the Philadelphia Navy Yard

Oct 26, 2012. Posted by Sandra Elliott

Elizabeth Woods' (MCP '12) thesis explored that over the past half-century, the physical form and primary purpose of the American urban waterfront has profoundly changed. Due to the combined forces of de-industrialization, globalization, and military restructuring, urban waterfronts have transformed from industrial and manufacturing employment centers to tourist destinations, passive recreation areas, and luxury residential and corporate office districts.

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