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Apr 03, 2017 - 9:00 AM
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Jan 18, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

The two day series will bring together leading thinkers to address the crucially important relationship between finance, geography, and sustainability. In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis there can be little question of the importance of finance in the modern political economy. At the same time, the increasing significance of geographically grounded patterns of wealth and development inequality highlights the need for scholars and policymakers to address the relationship between finance and geography.

Jan 13, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

Natural resource agencies in the United States have traditionally favored adaptive management, a process emphasizing experimental learning to reduce uncertainty, to restore damaged ecosystems. However, empirically, these restoration efforts tend to rarely, truly reduce uncertainty and shift responsibility for implementation failures to agency organizational issues.

Jan 13, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

In her recent publication, "Solutions to Climate Change Embodied in the Cultures of Markets" in the European Financial Review, Associate Professor Janelle Knox-Hayes discusses the possibilities for markets, specifically the markets uniquely defined by geopolitical cultures to address climate change. She argues that only by expanding our definition of climate change beyond the purely technocratic economic model and incorporating political, economic, and social values, will we be able to effectively combat climate change.

Feb 14, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Jan 12, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Lynne Sagalyn is the author of Power At Ground Zero. Power At Ground Zero is the definitive account of the reconstruction of Ground Zero in Manhattan. Power At Ground Zero analyzes the full scope of the rebuilding effort and places the emphasis on the true drivers: real estate money and political power.

Jan 05, 2017. Posted by Ezra Haber Glenn

The School of Architecture and Planning and the Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism (LCAU) at MIT have established a long-term initiative to rethink the future of affordable housing in Brazil, which faces an estimated shortage of 7 million units.

Dec 13, 2016 - 12:30 PM
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Dec 07, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Lunch will be served

Dec 13, 2016 - 12:20 PM
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Dec 02, 2016. Posted by Sonny Oram

Mapping the Infinite City: Nonstop Metropolis
Fall 2016 City Design and Development Forum

WHEN December 13, 2016; 12:30 – 2pm
WHERE 9-255, City Arena, MIT
Lunch will be served

Dec 08, 2016 - 6:30 PM
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Nov 30, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Thursday, December 8th, 2016
6:30pm - 8pm 70 Pacific Street, Cambridge
Sidney-Pacific Multipurpose Room
Food will be served

Nov 15, 2016. Posted by Sonny Oram

DUSP Lecturer Ezra Glenn recently shared his research on small cities with WalletHub, including the most important factors to consider when deciding where to live. Glenn notes that to the surprise of most economists, financial factors are not the most important factors to most people in choosing a place to live. People of all incomes choose to live in places where they relate to culture, weather, history, and family before considering cost.