Karl Seidman new book, Coming Home to New Orleans, documents grassroots rebuilding efforts in New Orleans neighborhoods after hurricane Katrina, and draws lessons on their contribution to the post-disaster recovery of cities. The book summarizes Katrina's impact and the planning and public sector recovery policies that set the context for neighborhood recovery and presents and analyzes rebuilding for six New Orleans neighborhoods.
Dec 19, 2012. Posted by Ezra Glenn
Symposium: Thursday, January 17, 2013 (5-9pm). Room 9-450, MIT
Exhibition: December 19, 2012- February 15, 2013 at the Keller Gallery, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 7-408, MIT
On view December 19, 2012- February 15, 2013, 9am – 5pm Monday - Friday
Oct 16, 2012. Posted by Ezra Glenn
This October, in partnership with DUSP Professor Ceasar McDowell, the City of Cambridge will begin a revolutionary new outreach and education campaign against Domestic Violence. The project asks: What would happen if every one of us in Cambridge started to talk about Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and different forms of Abuse in Relationships? What if YOU, your friends, your family, your neighbors, your co-workers could be part of a whole new way of creating community change: by asking questions to mobilize action?
Sep 26, 2012. Posted by Ezra Glenn
Distinguished activist, practitioner, politician, scholar, and long-standing DUSP faculty member Mel King has been named as the inaugural wiinner of the Edward J. Blakely Award, presented by the Planners of Color Interest Group (POCIG) of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP). The award will be presented live at the ACSP Fall Conference in Cincinnati on November 2.
Aug 19, 2012. Posted by Site Admin
DUSP Professor Xavier de Sousa Briggs recently presented as part of the Transportation@MIT speaker series. The title of his talk was "America's Transportation Future Meets Politics and the Federal Budget: An MIT Professor's Experience Inside the Obama White House," and it was captured on TechTV (and embedded below.)
Aug 11, 2012. Posted by Site Admin
Three DUSP students -- Seema Adina, Kira Intrator, and Lindsay Reul, all second-year MCPs -- are the joint winners of the American Planning Association Economic Development Division's 2012 Graduate scholarship, for their paper "Wealth Creation Through Sustainable Forestry: Generating Wealth Creation Models in the Appalachian Wood Products Industry." Their paper combines analysis of value chain and supply chain to identify strategies that would capture environmental and economic benefits for communities.
Aug 11, 2012. Posted by Ezra Glenn
A new study published in August issue of Health Affairs, co-authored by DUSP Professor Frank Levy, finds that the growth of sophisticated medical imaging technology has slowed, suggesting that the diffusion of technology does not necessarily lead to steadily increasing health care costs. The story is featured on the MIT News page: see http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2012/advanced-medical-imaging-and-health-c....