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Feb 21, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

An increased focus on ‘policy literacy’ for climate scientists, parallel to ‘science literacy’ for the public, is a critical need to close the science–society gap in addressing climate mitigation.

Mar 20, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Feb 21, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

Join us for the final MSCP Scholar Speaker Series. Room 9-450A, 12:30pm -2:00pm, lunch will be served. Topics of presentation and discussion will include:

Mar 15, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Feb 21, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

Join us for the third MSCP Scholar Speaker Series. Room 9-450A, 12:30pm -2:00pm, lunch will be served. Topics of presentation and discussion will include:

Mar 13, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Feb 21, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara
Join us for the second MSCP Scholar Speaker Series. 12:30pm -2:00pm, lunch will be served. Topics of presentation and discussion will include:

Mar 08, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Feb 21, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

Join us for the first MSCP Scholar Speaker Series. Lunch will be served. 

Dr. Gulsan Parvin 
Flood Resilience of Temerloh Municipal Council: An Empirical Analysis of Kampung-Level Variations. 

Feb 23, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Feb 21, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Guest Speakers: Lydia Edwards, Director, City of Boston Office of Housing Stability Augusto Barrera, Former Mayor of Quito + Director of CITE FLASCO

Mar 15, 2017 - 6:15 PM
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Feb 21, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

Can planning communication diminish contested spaces in an era of contemporary populism? Please join us for a special event, sponsered by the Ross Silberberg Memorial Fund. The event will include, live music and a panel discussion by guests Richard Parker, Suzanne Morse Moomaw, Karen Abrams, and Ceasar McDowell. The event is open to the community and we ask you to RSVP online

Feb 21, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

As the omnipresence of and resultant increased dependency on smart devices accelerates, so does the security risks associated with the internet of things (IoT). NeuroMesh, a managed security solution providing cybersecurity for internet-connected devices, works to provide cybersecurity for IoT products, which are often produced with minimal consideration for the vulnerabilities they create in a network.

Feb 17, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

 Under what circumstances can foreign investors undertake massive mixed-use projects? What are the factors that determine success of these mega-projects?

Apr 04, 2017 - 6:30 PM
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Feb 16, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

At the beginning of the 21st century, the increasing dominance of new economies of the global south and emerging experiments in development policymaking place the relevance of the work of Alice Amsden (1943–2012) in a new light. Join us for an evening of celebration of Alice Amsden’s contributions to development theory from a contemporary and forward-looking perspective.  Inspired by Amsden's major contributions, speakers will discuss critical challenges confronting contemporary development theory and practice.

Feb 14, 2017. Posted by Ezra Haber Glenn

Urban Planning Alums Establish Fund for Doctoral Student Research

A new fund will provide vital financial support to doctoral candidates in DUSP. Established by and named in honor of two of the department's alumni, the “Lynne Sagalyn and Gary Hack DUSP Fund” will provide grants up to $20,000 per student to enable research leading to doctoral dissertations; funds may be used for travel, data acquisition, student stipends, and other research expenses.

Feb 10, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

In January, led by Professor and MSCP Co-Director Larry Susskind, thirteen Masters of City Planning students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology arrived in Malaysia to join the 2016-2017 MSCP International Visiting Scholars, UTM students, and UTM faculty in the annual MIT-UTM Sustainable Cities Program (MSCP) Practicum. During the Practicum, students and faculty identify emerging sustainable city development questions for future MSCP research, as well as learn from and highlight the successes of Malaysia’s efforts to become a developed nation by 2020.,.

Apr 12, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Feb 06, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

A prolonged 1960s-1970s debate about how to spur economic development in the US segregated areas of large cities in which racial ethnic minorities have historically been concentrated. This debate turned on two axes, the first concerned whether the labor force and capital assets located in the areas should be understood as integral to the structure of capital accumulation in the economy as a whole, or instead as structurally separate from mainstream capitalist processes and exploited primarily for their labor reserves.

Apr 19, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Feb 06, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

We are now a decade into a new coalescence of capital, information, and socionature. As the speculative leverage built on U.S. predatory real estate capital collapsed into what Ben Bernanke called the worst global financial crisis in the history of capitalism, Silicon Valley visionaries were rediscovering and engineering an obscure but powerful concept developed in the 1920s by the Russian geochemist Vladimir Vernadsky: the noösphere.

Mar 22, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Feb 06, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

Professor Anat Admati, George G.C. Parker Professor of Finance and Economics at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, will lead a discussion as part of the Finance, Geography, and Sustainability Speaker Series. She will expatiate upon the underlying problems in our financial systems.

Mar 15, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Feb 06, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

Professor Pratima Bansal, Professor of General Management & Sustainability, Ivey Business School, Western University Canada will lead a discussion as part of the Finance, Geography, and Sustainability Speaker Series. She will discuss the relationship between conceptions of time and business sustainability.

Mar 01, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Feb 06, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

Professor William Moonmaw, Professor of International Environmental Policy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University will lead a discussion as part of the Finance, Geography, and Sustainability Speaker Series. He will discuss Bio Energy Emissions.

Feb 03, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

Amy Plovnick, (MCP ’16) explores the way U.S. coastal cities are measuring their adaptation planning progress. While some cities have formulated plans to address climate change, implementation of these plans has been slow to follow. Cities need workable indicators they can use to track the implementation and effectiveness of their adaptation planning efforts. This turns out to be difficult. Continue reading about this topic in this week’s EPP blog post.

Apr 04, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Jan 31, 2017. Posted by Sonny Oram

This half-day symposium will bring together leading scholars, policy experts and practitioners speaking to the opportunities and risks for urban planning and adaptation of an evolving climate security agenda. The security implications of climate change have become an increasingly dominant framing of the issue both inside and outside of the defense apparatus. As the history of the intersection between defense and urban planning has shown, this could have significant impacts on forms of adaptation in the built environment.

Jan 30, 2017. Posted by Sonny Oram

“City Digits: Local Lotto” teaches Brooklyn high school students how to work with data by analyzing lottery spending patterns.

 

What can we learn from where people buy their lottery tickets — and how much they spend?

City Digits: Local Lotto,” a project from the Civic Data Design Lab at MIT and colleagues at two New York institutions, is exploring this question with the help of Brooklyn high school students who live in low-income neighborhoods where lottery spending is significant.

Jan 25, 2017. Posted by Ezra Haber Glenn

In her MCP thesis, "The Commodification of Community in Residential Real Estate: The Developer as Community-Builder for Generation Y," April Ognibene (MCP 2016) explored the phenomenon of "community-oriented" development in Millennial-friendly NoMA and H Street neighborhoods of our nation's capital.

Mar 07, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Jan 23, 2017. Posted by Sonny Oram

The MIT Dept of Urban Studies and Planning, City Design and Development group, is pleased to feature Photographer Camilo José Vergara to discuss his new book and the culmination of 40 years of work, Tracking Time: Documenting America's Post-Industrial Cities. 

Jan 19, 2017. Posted by Ezra Haber Glenn

MIT has signed an agreement with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to redevelop the John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, with aims of turning the federally owned 14-acre parcel in Kendall Square into a more vibrant mixed-use site that will benefit MIT’s mission and the Cambridge community.

Jan 19, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

Negotiation analysis of climate change-related issues traditionally focuses on ways of resolving specific environmental crises or multiparty diplomacy as it relates to international climate agreements. In their recently published article, Mark Williams, Alex Green, and EPP DUSP PhD candidate, Ella Kim, examine how municipal leaders are increasingly negotiating to implement new policies for managing and adapting to the increasing impacts of climate change.

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

The MIT Dept of Urban Studies and Planning, City Design and Development group, is pleased to feature Lynne Sagalyn to speak about her new book, Power at Ground Zero, on February 14 as part of the Spring 2017 CDD Forum.
Lunch will be served. Books will be available for purchase. Books are also available for advance purchase here.

About Power at Ground Zero:

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.