News

Aug 28, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

By the time Katrina was through with New Orleans in August 2005, 80% of the city was flooded, 1800 people had died and more than 217,000 homes had been damaged or destroyed, displacing 30,000 senior residents and 17,000 low-income families. Three-quarters of the population had been evacuated, thousands of buildings were unsafe to occupy and thousands more lay condemned.

Aug 28, 2015. Posted by Eran Ben-Joseph

Starting in 2003—before the hurricane occurred—1,019 low-income parents from New Orleans enrolled in a study of community college students and answered questions about their economic status, social ties, and mental and physical health. Hurricane Katrina disrupted the study in August of 2005, and provided an extremely rare opportunity to study the consequences of a disaster for the lives of vulnerable individuals and their families.

Aug 26, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

Wired Magazine recently profiled MIT's Digital Matatus, a project of DUSP Professor Sarah Williams and the MIT Civic Data Design Lab.  To read the story, see http://www.wired.com/2015/08/nairobi-got-ad-hoc-bus-system-google-maps/ ; to learn more about the project, see http://dusp.mit.edu/cdd/project/digital-matatus and the MIT News.

Aug 24, 2015 - 9:30 AM
Somerville Council on...  
Aug 24, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

In 1945, the United States faced a housing crisis: veterans returning from the war faced an acute housing shortage caused by 15 years of stalled housing production through the Great Depression and WWII and exacerbated by the presence of nearly 10M workers who flocked to the cities to ramp up production during the war years.  To address the problem in a comprehensive manner, President Truman used his authority under the Second War Powers Act to establish a new federal position and appoint Wilson W.

Aug 19, 2015. Posted by Yu-Hung Hong

This fall,the Samuel Tak Lee MIT Real Estate Entrepreneurship Lab (STL Lab) will welcome 12 masters students to MIT as the inaugural class of STL Fellows.   The group includes:

DUSP Students (MCP Program)

Aug 19, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

In his MCP thesis, "Mapping Impact: An Analysis of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative Land Trust," Lee A. Dwyer (MCP 2015) worked in our own backyard -- in Boston's Dudley neighborhood -- to explore and analyze the role of land trusts in affordable housing and community development.

This thesis examines the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) community land trust, which provides long-term affordable housing to low-income families using a resale-restricted model and promotes community control over development.

Aug 18, 2015. Posted by Harriette Crawford

"Lecturer James Buckley spent the Spring 2015 semester in Madrid on a Fulbright fellowship.  He co-taught a planning studio on Lavapies, a vulnerable mixed-income neighborhood in the city center, and researched the development of Vitoria-Gastiez, a community in the Basque district with a very advanced sustainability agenda."

Aug 12, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

The Fall 2015 issue of DUSP's Environmental Policy and Planning Newsletter is now available.

This issue includes profiles of DUSP's four new faculty members and incoming students and associates, as well as alumni updates and reports on current research (including the Malaysia Sustainable Cities Program, the MIT Science Impact Collaborative, and work on public health in Cambridge.)

Aug 04, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

In her MCP thesis, "Drinking Fountains: The Past and Future of Free Public Water in the United States", Josselyn Ivanov (MCP 2015) analyzed an often-overlooked aspect of our cities, public water fountains:

Aug 03, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

Pollution Through China’s Own Lens  portrays the different factors of pollution in China through the Chinese social media site Weibo. Weibo is a popular microblogging forum, similar to Twitter, that allows individuals a channel for self-expression.

Jul 22, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

In her MCP thesis, "Shaping an Inclusive Waterfront: Community Engagement in the Redevelopment of San Francisco's Pier 70," Elizabeth Kuwada (MCP 2015) examined the role of public involvement in successful waterfront redevelopment projects :

Jul 17, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

In a recent article in the Huffington Post, DUSP Professor Balakrishnan Rajagopal discusses the financial crisis in Greece:

Jul 17, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

"Strategies for Urban Stormwater Wetlands Los Angeles and Houston," an effort of SA+P's Center for Advanced Urbanism, led by Professor Heidi Nepf, Professor Alan Berger and Lead Researcher Celina Balderas Guzman has been awarded an Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab (J-WAFS) seed-grant. A total of nine grants of $200,000 for two years were awarded to researchers from 11 MIT departments. 

Jul 17, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

Professor Jennifer Light, a historian in MIT's Program in Science, Technology, and Society and DUSP affiliate, was featured on the MIT News "3 Questions" series, talking about "digital citizenship." 

Jul 15, 2015. Posted by Eran Ben-Joseph

The four-day Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management (CUPUM) conference sprawled like a large city, featuring over 150 presented papers from a wide variety of scholars and policymakers. With a general theme of “support systems” for planning, the event encompassed new urban analytics, modeling, and urban information infrastructures, among other topics.

Jul 09, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

In her MCP thesis, "Tiny House Villages for the Homeless: A Comparative Case Study," Cate Mingoya (MCP 2015) explored an innovative approach to addressing homelessness:

Jul 07, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

DUSP professor Carlo Ratti was featured on the MIT News "3 Questions" series, talking about big data and health predictions.  

Jul 07, 2015 - 8:00 AM
Cambridge, MA  
Jul 03, 2015. Posted by Eran Ben-Joseph

For more than 20 years, CUPUM (Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management) has been one of the premier international conferences for the exchange of ideas and applications of computing technologies to address a diverse range of social, managerial, and environmental problems impacting urban planning and development.  Use these links to learn more about previous conferences and CUPUM leadership

Jul 01, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

On April 6, 2015, the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School convened a conference on "  "Globalizing Ferguson: Racialized Policing and International Resistance."  

Jun 30, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

Promoting Collaboration, Conversation

The Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation (CITE) at MIT has just launched a new website, designed to facilitate learning, sharing, and action through conversation and collaboration. CITE’s new online home features a monthly discussion forum, a growing report library, and plenty of opportunities to get involved in CITE’s evaluation work.

Jun 30, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

For her master's thesis, Claire Evans (MCP 2015) researched the "Right to the City" in Mexico's Federal District,   In 2010, then-Mayor Marcelo Ebrard of Mexico’s Distrito Federal (DF) signed the Mexico City Charter for the Right to the City. Echoing a global movement by activists, academics, citizens, and government officials, a consortium of municipal activist organizations had written the charter over a three-year participatory process.

Jun 16, 2015. Posted by Eran Ben-Joseph

DUSP professor Eric Klopfer the director of the Scheller Teacher Education Program, MIT Office of Digital Learning (ODL) and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, announced a new collaboration aimed at supporting teachers in their efforts to use emerging digital learning tools and environments, especially in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Jun 11, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

A new "3 Questions" article on the MIT News asks DUSP Professor Amy Glasmeier about her Living Wage Calculator:

Jun 04, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

Congratulations to the Class of 2015

At the Departmental Commencement Breakfast at the MIT Media Lab on June 4, 2015, DUSP was pleased to welcome back Chrystal Kornegay (MCP 1997) as our Commencement Speaker.  Chrystal is the Undersecretary of Housing & Community Development for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

In addition to hearing from Chrystal, the following year-end awards were announced at the Breakfast.

Departmental Awards

Jun 10, 2015 - 12:30 PM
E14-140: Center for Ad...  
Jun 02, 2015. Posted by Site Admin

The United Nations estimates that there are 4 billion people who don't have an address. Not only is this one of the first steps to legal recognition and the associated social and economic development, it also means people can???t get basic services, such as post. People need a simple, accurate and unambiguous address system. They could use GPS co-ordinates, but with 14-16 digits and some letters, they are too difficult to use for most people except professionals.

Jun 01, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

The MIT News is celebrating 50 years of the Hugh Hampton Young Fellowship with profiles and stories of past and present fellows.

May 29, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

We are saddened to report the news that our colleague and friend Professor Judy Layzer passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2015. She was 53 years old.

Layzer had been on the faculty of MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) since 2003, and had served as associate head of the department since 2014.

May 22, 2015. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

The doctoral dissertation by graduating interdisciplinary doctoral student, Bruno Verdini Trejo, “Charting New Territories Together: Laying the Foundations for Mutual Gains in United States - Mexico Water and Energy Negotiations” is the recipient of the 2015 Program on Negotiation Howard Raiffa Doctoral Student Paper Award. The annual prize is awarded to a doctoral student author of the best research paper on a topic relating to negotiation, competitive decision-making, dispute resolution, mediation, and alternative dispute resolution.

May 20, 2015. Posted by Prudence Robinson

An article on MIT News describes the new five-year, $25 million research alliance between MIT and Philips that will ultimately support MIT research in the company’s core areas of health care and lighting solutions technology, which will be conducted in collaboration with Philips Research.

May 19, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

Elisabeth Reynolds, Executive Director of MIT’s Industrial Performance Center, and Lecturer in Urban Studies and Planning, was recently interviewed on WBUR, to discuss a recent study by MIT's Industrial Performance Center. 

May 15, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

An ongoing project by DUSP Professor Tunney Lee, the "Density Atlas," will be on showcased at an exhibition at the Boston Society of Architects.  The Atlas -- an online resource to compare urban developments using a standard scale and measurement system -- is intended to serve as a planning and development tool to allow planners, architects, developers, and students to understand the implications of population, building footprints, and urban design in residential densities across the world.

May 14, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

This Spring, Jennifer S. Light, Professor of Science, Technology and Society and Professor of Urban Studies and Planning, will receive an honorary doctorate from the  Illinois Institure of Technology.

May 13, 2015. Posted by Eran Ben-Joseph

Students and researchers at DUSP and MIT's SENSEable City Lab are members of one of the 11winning teams for the LinkedIn Economic Graph Challenge.

May 12, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

Bringing Alums Together to Reconnect

In January, 40 DUSP alumni from the Los Angeles area convened at the Japanese American National Museum downtown to share their work and to renew and update connections with their classmates and colleagues.

May 05, 2015. Posted by Eran Ben-Joseph

MIT was named the top university for architecture and the built environment by QS World University Rankings in 2015. Universities are scored in 36 individual subjects and sorting based on “academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.”  The company, which claims to explore the top 800 universities in the world, began publishing academic rankings in 2011. 

 

May 01, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

The MIT Program in Science, Technology, and Society awarded the 2015 Benjamin Siegel prize to "CONTESTED LANDSCAPES: Staking Claims in Michigan’s Copper Country," by Elizabeth Yarina, a joint Masters student in DUSP and Architecture. They noted:

May 01, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

The Urban Affairs Association (UAA), the international professional association for urban scholars, researchers and public service professionals, convened its 45th Annual Conference in Miami, Florida in April. During the conference, awards were presented in recognition of outstanding scholarship and service. Among those honored was DUSP Professor Lawrence J. Vale, who was awarded the 2015 Best Book in Urban Affairs Award for his book, Purging the Poorest: Public Housing and the Design Politics of Twice-Cleared Communities (University of Chicago Press).

Apr 29, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

A new project at the Expo 2015 in Milan, managed by DUSP Professor Carlo Ratti, Director of the SENSEable City Lab together with Carlo Ratti Associates design studio, presents possible scenarios for the application of new technologies at each step of the food chain. Titled "Future Food District," the project is a micro universe in which the visitor is invited to explore different interactions between people and food.  In the word's of the project website:

Apr 29, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

A new article on the MIT webpage explores "Real estate and reality" and the research of DUSP Professor Albert Saiz.  

Are you interested in cities and urban form? Do you ever wonder, for instance, why new housing developments spring up in certain places, but not others?

May 07, 2015 - 4:00 PM
Stella Room  
Apr 28, 2015. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

Please join us for a discussion led by Ora Gladstone, Coordinator of the Addir Fellows Program at MIT, and Whitney Barth, of the Pluralism Project at Harvard. We will explore how radically different beliefs can be taken into account when public decisions need to made about the use of public space. Ms. Gladstone will facilitate a discussion on interfaith dialogue, particularly how to appreciate different beliefs. Ms. Barth will lead a discussion of a case study of public controversy entitled A Call to Prayer. Professor Larry Susskind will serve as moderator for the event.

Apr 30, 2015 - 4:00 PM
Wolk Gallery  
Apr 22, 2015. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

This exhibtion explores the ways in which women policymakers and social entrepreneurs are contributing to sustainable development in Malaysia.

Why Malaysia?

Malaysia, a country of 30 million people, is much farther along in crafting sustainable development policies than many other countries It is in the process of transforming itself from a developing to a developed nation. At the same time, it is trying to find ways to balance environmental protection, social well-being and economic growth.

Women's Roles

Apr 28, 2015 - 12:30 PM
9-450A  
Apr 22, 2015. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

Mr. Silvers will discuss how the labor movement--and specifically the AFL-CIO--might participate in efforts to address climate change at the national level. What are the challenges posed by a labor-environmentalist coalition, and what strategies are likely to enable these (and other major interests) to join forces?

Damon A. Silvers is the Director of Policy and Special Counsel for the AFL-CIO. He joined the AFL-CIO as Associate General Counsel in 1997.

Apr 28, 2015 - 10:30 AM
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Apr 22, 2015. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara
Apr 19, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

Students in DUSP's "Revitalizing Urban Main Streets Practicum" presented at a community meeting in Boston's Brighton neighborhood, as covered by the Allston/Brighton Wicked Local:

Twelve graduate students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Urban Studies and Planning department presented the initial results of their three month study of the Brighton Main Streets district at the Presentation School Community Center in Oak Square last Thursday.

Apr 15, 2015. Posted by Jordan Pettis

4/27 Jeff Shumaker, Chief Urban Designer for the NYC Department of City Planning

Apr 14, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

During the last week of April, the MIT community is invited to gather for several events focused on MIT Police Officer Sean Collier, who was killed in active service two years ago.

Apr 12, 2015. Posted by Eran Ben-Joseph

In a recent article DUSP alum James Rojas describes how community art and urban planning can change neighborhoods.

http://qz.com/379568/urban-planners-need-to-work-with-artists-to-empower...

 

Apr 09, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

On April 23, 2015, MIT's Office of the Dean of Graduate Education (ODGE) will celebrate a group of graduate women at MIT nominated by their peers, faculty, and staff, and selected for recognition based on their leadership and service contributions at the Institute, their dedication to mentoring, and their drive to make changes to improve student experience.  At the celebration, held at the Microsoft NERD Center, honorees presented posters to help attendees learn about their accomplishments, celebrate their work, and discovere the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.  Included among

Apr 08, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

Corporation member helped create Boston’s urban revival and was a noted contributor to MIT.

Norman B. Leventhal ’38 — a visionary developer and philanthropist at the center of Boston’s postwar revival, and a conscience of its civic life — died Sunday at age 97. Leventhal was a life member emeritus of the MIT Corporation, and a vital member of the Institute community throughout his decades as an alumnus.

Apr 07, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

In March, DUSP Professor Phil Clay participated in a panel on “Business, Higher Education and Graduate Employability” at the African Higher Education Summit in Dakar.  His remarks were quoted in a story in the University World News:

Apr 11, 2015 - 9:00 AM
9-450  
Apr 07, 2015. Posted by Site Admin

The Metro Lab is an MIT-affiliated initiative promoted by Fellows from the Special Program for Urban and Regional Studies (SPURS) and students from the Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) interested in metropolitan issues. Our first conference explores a range of "metropolitan gaps" in both theory and practice. The conference will bring together practitioners and scholars to discuss metropolitan challenges.

Apr 07, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

The latest issue of Thresholds, the annual peer-reviewed journal produced by the MIT Department of Architecture, is now available. Congratulations to our sister department on a job well-done!

Thresholds 43: Scandalous

Editors: Nathan Friedman + Ann Lui

Gasp! What provokes this reflex that leaves one short of breath? More than just a sudden turn of events, for discourse to move from gossip to scandal there have to be stakes. Reputations, profits, and history-by-the-winners are on the line.

Apr 07, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

The Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) College of Architecture invited DUSP Lecturer Fadi Masoud to participate in an exhibition titled "Emerging Landscape." The exhibition is IIT College of Architecture’s primary curatorial effort for the spring of 2015, and is a collaboration between the office of the Dean and the program faculty and students. The selected work on display is recognized by an academic jury and the curators as being the most influential in defining emerging trends in landscape architectural research, design, and practice. 

Apr 06, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

The MIT Community Innovators Lab (CoLab) is launching a collaboration with Banco Palmas, the first community development bank in the history of Brazil, and a leader in discussions around the solidarity economy.

Apr 06, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

Political parties find that their fortunes improve when they put more women on the ballot, according to a study co-authored by DUSP Professor Albert Saiz.

Apr 03, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

A recent story in the Boston Globe describes the construction boom threatening Boston's Chinatown neighborhood.  DUSP's own Professor Emeritus Tunney Lee is quoted in the article:

Apr 01, 2015. Posted by Eran Ben-Joseph

Urban planning student Isadora Araujo Cruxen is a leader in MIT's Water Club, a forum for discussion and teaching about water technology, policy, and science.

Mar 31, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

MIT is already a powerhouse of environmentally oriented research and innovation. The Environmental Solutions Initiative is building on this vibrant foundation using Seed Grants to encourage new, cross-disciplinary research partnerships that advance progress and solutions on issues of environmental significance to humanity. A total of 59 teams of faculty, research staff and students responded to the first call for proposals, from which nine winners were announced on March 13, 2015, including two teams from DUSP:

Mar 31, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

MIT discussion highlights causes for optimism and the importance of emphasizing positive steps.

Mar 31, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

DUSP student Callahan Seltzer (MCP 2015) was recently selected as the winner of the Lowell Richards Fellowship for Leadership and Public Service. As part of the fellowship, Callie will intern at the Massachusetts Port Authority, planning and executing real estate projects on Massport-owned land in South Boston, East Boston, and Charlestown, with a focus on enhancing economic development opportunities and creating great places.

Apr 24, 2015 - 9:00 AM
McDermott Court  
Mar 30, 2015. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

The MIT Sustainability Summit is a student-led event that is organized every year during Earth Week on the MIT campus, drawing more than 350 attendees ranging from professionals, academics, and students. The Summit has emerged as a premier issue-driven event, showcasing featured discussions with thought leaders and expert practitioners like Jeremy Grantham (GMO), Jim Hanna (Starbucks), Jeffrey Hollender (Seventh Generation), James Balog (Chasing Ice), Rick Ridgeway (VP Patagonia) and many more.

Apr 06, 2015 - 12:30 PM
9-451  
Mar 26, 2015. Posted by Christina Ruhfel

Come to an information session with artist and Mel King Community Fellow, Rick Lowe, to learn more about this exciting opportunity in the Summer 2015.  Lunch will be provided.  The event flyer is available for download here. To RSVP or for more information please contact Allegra Williams at <allegraw@mit.edu>.

Mar 25, 2015. Posted by Eran Ben-Joseph

DATA-DRIVEN STORYTELLING is the journalistic wave of the future. At websites like the New York Times’s Upshot and Nate Silver’sFiveThirtyEight, writers are transforming numbers into visual narratives that illuminate modern life. MIT Assistant Professor Sarah Williams, director of the Civic Data Design Lab, is at the forefront of the movement.

See: http://spectrum.mit.edu/articles/mobile-technologies-to-visualize-the-ci...

Mar 25, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

We are now accepting applications for the MIT Department of Urban
Studies and Planning "Excellence in Public Service Awards."  Deadline:
May 15, 2015.

Purpose.  In 1999, DUSP established the Fund for Excellence in Public
Service to raise funds to assist and encourage graduates from the
Master in City Planning (MCP) program who choose to pursue public
service careers.  The Excellence in Public Service Awards, as the
Fund’s first initiative, is designed to advance three purposes:

Mar 24, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

Professor Alan Berger recently attended the World Economic Forum, where he presented his ideas on the holistic city.  In the video below, Berger explains that we need to start thinking differently about urban growth, and design innovative cities that use ecological processes to clean and reuse waste water, so we can grow more food for the future.

[credit: World Economic Forum]

Mar 24, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

On 13-14th March, the CAU hosted a “think tank” design charrette on The Future of Suburbia – the Center’s biennial theme. The workshop marks the half-way point in the biennial theme, which will culminate in spring 2016 with a major conference, exhibition, and publication. A number of lectures, courses, design charrettes and other events are also being held through the spring of 2016 in support of the theme.

Mar 31, 2015 - 6:00 PM
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Mar 20, 2015. Posted by Site Admin

What: Transportation Alumni/ae Career Forum
When: Tuesday, 3/31, 6-8pm (Tuesday after you return from break)
Where: Stella Room
RSVP: by March 30 for dinner: http://goo.gl/forms/TrGgIQRS1Q

Mar 20, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

Drawing on examples from Atlanta and Rio de Janeiro, a recent article in Places by DUSP Professor Larry Vale and (now-former) MCP student Annemarie Gray discusses the "design politics" of urban planning and development in Olympic host-cities, noting

Mar 18, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

“Photographing Places,” a new show at the MIT Museum, is a comprehensive exhibition of photography that appeared in the environmental design journal Places from 1987-2009. Contemporary photographic practice was presented in Places through an innovative series of picture portfolios. The twenty-one American and European photographers whose work appears in this exhibition consider a wide variety of topics related to how place is created, perceived and experienced.

Apr 16, 2015 - 6:00 PM
TBD  
Mar 12, 2015. Posted by Site Admin

DUSP students are welcome at a dinner to hear from DUSP Alumni/ae from the EPP program group about their career experiences and choices

Mar 07, 2015. Posted by Eran Ben-Joseph

Miho Mazereeuw is the founder of the Urban Risk Lab. She designs buildings and cities in anticipation of disasters. “Working in a field that has traditionally been the domain of emergency managers and engineers, we bring preemptive design and community engagement into the risk-reduction equation,” she says.

An architect, landscape architect, and assistant professor of architecture and urbanism, Mazereeuw’s lab has a rapidly growing list of projects across the globe. Current projects take her to Haiti, India, Peru, and Japan — all sites vulnerable to earthquakes and floods. 

Mar 06, 2015. Posted by Christina Ruhfel

Learn more about the work and activities of the MIT Community Innovators Lab (CoLab) its most recent annual report.   CoLab, a center for planning and development within DUSP, supports the development and use of knowledge from excluded communities to deepen civic engagement, improve community practice, inform policy, mobilize community assets, and generate shared wealth.

Mar 09, 2015 - 7:00 PM
9-450-A and B  
Mar 05, 2015. Posted by Site Admin

Capoeira Angola is an Afro-Brazilian game, dance, and martial art. Engaging body and mind, this workshop will include basic movement instruction for the purpose of self and community care. All levels and abilities welcome!

Sponsored by SCC

Mar 04, 2015. Posted by Jordan Pettis

Philip Enquist is the leader of SOM's Global City Design Practice, the world’s most highly awarded urban planning group. Enquist and his studios have improved the quality and efficiency of city living on five continents by creating location-unique strategic designs that integrate nature and urban density within a framework of future-focused public infrastructure.

Mar 04, 2015. Posted by Jordan Pettis

Philip Enquist is the leader of SOM's Global City Design Practice, the world’s most highly awarded urban planning group. Enquist and his studios have improved the quality and efficiency of city living on five continents by creating location-unique strategic designs that integrate nature and urban density within a framework of future-focused public infrastructure.

Mar 02, 2015. Posted by Phil Sunde

The Minister in charge of Urban Development, Water Supply and Drainage (Sri Lanka), Rauff Hakeem has recently appointed Ranjit Fernando as the new chairman of the Urban Development Authority (UDA) and Nayana Mawilmada as its Director General.

Feb 28, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

Recipients Will Work in Bangalore, Tanzania, Spain and Mexico

Of nine MIT students and alumni awarded US Student Fulbright grants for 2014, five were from DUSP:

Mitchell Cook, a PhD candidate in planning from Arkansas, will travel to India to study urban finance reform in Bangalore, part of his research into the causes of social and economic inequalities in cities.

Feb 28, 2015. Posted by Eran Ben-Joseph

DUSP CoLab’s Empathetic Aesthetics Program invited the 2014-2016 Mel King Community Fellow to engage a group of urban planning, architecture, and art students and practitioners in a conversation about the role of experimental and participatory art in urban transformation. 

Feb 27, 2015. Posted by Eran Ben-Joseph

Phil Clay and Susan Silberberg present at TEDxBeaconStreet

Mar 10, 2015 - 6:00 PM
9-450B  
Feb 27, 2015. Posted by Site Admin

A chance to enjoy dinner and hear DUSP graduates in the City Design and Development Group speak about their career choices and experiences. Sponsored by the DUSP Careers Office

RSVP by 3/9 at http://goo.gl/forms/t1OuSvOnPU

Mar 18, 2015 - 6:00 PM
7-337  
Feb 27, 2015. Posted by Site Admin

Dr. Deborah Kolb (GM PhD '81), addresses the pressing issues facing women as they strive to advance their careers and succeed at the highest levels. Co-sponsored by the DUSPCareers Office and DUSPWomen.

Feb 24, 2015. Posted by Eran Ben-Joseph

From BusinessWire:

For the first time, MIT Professional Education, in collaboration with the MIT Center for Real Estate, will offer a Professional Certificate in real estate.

Feb 27, 2015 - 6:30 PM
9-450  
Feb 23, 2015. Posted by Shan Jiang

Speaker: Prof. Degao Zheng, Director of the Shanghai Branch of China Academy of Urban Planning and Design, Shanghai, China

Mar 03, 2015 - 6:30 PM
10-401  
Feb 20, 2015. Posted by Site Admin

A chance to enjoy dinner and hear DUSP graduates in the International Development Group speak about their career choices and experiences. Sponsored by the DUSP Careers Office and moderated by Prof. Balakrishnan Rajagopal, IDG Group Head.

RSVP by 3/1 at http://goo.gl/forms/vNULGnGPp1

Feb 20, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

Danya Sherman (MCP class of 2015) recently contributed an article to Next City on "What Long-Distance Trains Teach Us About Public Space in America.," noting:

Feb 19, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

CJRES SPECIAL ISSUE: In Memory of Professor Alice Amsden
Editors: Susan Christopherson, Judith Clifton, Amy Glasmeier and Alpen Suresh Sheth

Overview

Feb 26, 2015 - 10:00 AM
Gallery at BRIC House,...  
Feb 12, 2015. Posted by Phil Sunde

Sarah Williams is one of the artists at the Mapping Brooklyn exhibition, at the Gallery at BRIC House in Brooklyn. Opening February 25th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, this exhibition "will juxtapose the work of contemporary artists working with historic maps, with examples of maps themselves, suggesting the myriad ways that maps can represent on the one hand, such practical matters as way finding, property ownership, population shifts, and war strategy, and on other, the terrain of the metaphorical, psychological, and personal." 

Feb 13, 2015 - 12:00 PM
9-450  
Feb 12, 2015. Posted by Site Admin

The Metro Lab is an MIT-affiliated initiative promoted by SPURS fellows and DUSP students focusing on metropolitan governance. Our mission is to connect MIT??????s innovative people, ideas, and technologies to leaders and practitioners of global metro areas.

Welcome Notes:
- Prof. Bish Sanyal, Director, SPURS, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT

Speakers:
- Prof. Gabriella Carolini, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT
- Prof. Lawrence Susskind, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT

Feb 06, 2015. Posted by Jordan Pettis

Rick Lowe is an artist whose unconventional approach to community revitalization has transformed a long-neglected neighborhood in Houston into a visionary public art project that continues to evolve, two decades since its inception. Originally trained as a painter, Lowe shifted the focus of his artistic practice in the early 1990s in order to address more directly the pressing social, economic, and cultural needs of his community.

Feb 06, 2015. Posted by Jordan Pettis

Join the CIty Design and Development Program as current practitioners explore the changing field of urban design and its' place in community building and place in the private, non-profit, and public sectors of life.

Jan 20, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

First report of Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation offers new framework for assessment.

When a person lives on less than $2 a day — as some 2.7 billion people around the world do — there isn’t room for a product like a solar lantern or a water filter to fail.

It’s a challenge development agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and consumers themselves face every day: With so many products on the market, how do you choose the right one?

Feb 03, 2015 - 6:00 PM
MIT Stella Room (7-338...  
Jan 20, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

Now in its fifteenth year, the Competition matches graduate students with
affordable housing development professionals and provides students with the
opportunity to combine classroom experience with real-world practice in
affordable-housing development. The competition integrates a wide range of
academic subjects and innovative ideas to spark new interest in the housing
issues affecting Greater Boston. Students learn the multilevel process of
design and production and the value of partnering with housing

Jan 16, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

DUSP Alum Roberto Guerrero Compeán (PhD 2014) has been awarded the Banamex Economics Award from the Banco Nacional de Mexico for his dissertation on "Vulnerability, livelihoods, and global warming in Mexico: the impact of climatic shocks in global welfare."

Jan 08, 2015. Posted by Ezra Glenn

Samuel Tak Lee MIT Real Estate Entrepreneurship Lab to include focus on China.