IDG Student Profile: Deepak Lamba-Nieves

Feb 12, 2013. Posted by Jody Pollock

In the fourth IDG student profile, we meet fifth-year PhD student Deepak Lamba-Nieves as he reflects on his time at DUSP, his plans for the future and what it means to study international development within a city planning context. 

 

1. What were you doing before you came to DUSP?

IDG Student Alum Profile: Julia Tierney

Jan 28, 2013. Posted by Jody Pollock

In the third edition of the IDG student profile series, we meet Julia Tierney, a recent graduate of the Master in City Planning program. 

 

1. What were you doing before you came to DUSP?

I was working on urban upgrading (specifically water and sanitation) projects with the World Bank in Brazil.

2. Why did you choose to come to DUSP?

IDG Student Profile: Sarah Dimson

Jan 18, 2013. Posted by Jody Pollock

In the second of a series of IDG student profiles, we meet Sarah Dimson, a first-year Master in City Planning student. 

1. What were you doing before you came to DUSP?

IDG Student Profile: Weixuan Li

Jan 04, 2013. Posted by Jody Pollock

In the first of a new series of IDG student profiles, we meet Weixuan Li, a second-year student in the Master in City Planning (MCP) and a first-year student Master of Science in Transportation (MST) programs. Before coming to DUSP, Weixuan received her undergraduate degree from Peking University in China. 

Keep an eye out for more student profiles soon!

1. Why did you choose to come to DUSP?

Event Recap: Regional Economic and Development Planning in East Africa

Jan 04, 2013. Posted by Jody Pollock

On Wednesday, November 7, DUSP, urbanAfrica and the MIT Energy Initiative (MITei) hosted a panel discussion called “Regional Economic & Development Planning in East Africa: Natural Gas – Fueling Tanzania Forward." The panel, moderated by MITei Associate Director Rob Stoner, included Joseph Simbakalia (Mtwara Regional Commissioner). Professor Calestous Juma (Harvard Kennedy School), Professor Donald Lessard (Sloan International Management) and DUSP Professor Balakrishnan Rajagopal.

Five DUSP Faculty Win MIT Global Seed Funds Grants

Dec 15, 2012. Posted by Jody Pollock

DUSP is proud to announce that four of our IDG faculty have been honored with grants from the MISTI Global Seed Funds and other university partners for the following research proposals:

$25M to Establish New USAID program

Nov 08, 2012. Posted by Ezra Glenn

MIT will receive up to $25 million in funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of a new five-year project intended to fight poverty by developing and evaluating useful technologies for communities around the globe.

“People here really care about doing something for the world’s poor,” says Bish Sanyal, the Ford International Professor of Urban Development and Planning in DUSP, who is one of the leaders of the Institute’s participation in the project.

Chris Zegras: Faculty Profile

Sep 19, 2012. Posted by Ezra Glenn

When Christopher Zegras started studying the way cities work, in the early 1990s, it wasn’t in a classroom, and he wasn’t pursuing a formal academic project. Instead, Zegras was a recent college graduate who had majored in economics and Spanish, and was trying to combine both of those interests in his first real job. As such, he had found a position in Santiago, the capital of Chile, working in finance.

“Chile had been going through its re-emergence as a democracy, and I wanted to see what that was like,” Zegras says.

Reframing International Development

Aug 19, 2012. Posted by Site Admin

In April, 2012, students and faculty in the department held a two-day conference under the title "Reframing International Development." William Cobbett of the Cities Alliance provided opening remarks, and Antanas Mockus, former Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia, presented a keynote address on "International Interdisciplinary Development." The conference also featured a number of panel discussions on both the history and future of international development.

Sanyal Named MacVicar Faculty Fellow

Aug 19, 2012. Posted by Site Admin

Four professors including DUSP's own Bish Sanyal have been named 2011 MacVicar Faculty Fellows for their outstanding undergraduate teaching, mentoring and educational innovation. In addition to Professor Sanyal, this year's honorees include Christopher Schuh, of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering; and George Verghese and Patrick Winston, both of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

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