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Feb 12, 2016. Posted by Ezra Glenn

In her MCP thesis, "Governance at the Margins," Smita Rawoot (MCP 2015) analyzed the challenge of implementing slum housing policy in Maharashtra, India.

Mar 17, 2016 - 12:30 PM
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Feb 11, 2016. Posted by Phil Sunde

Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, Columbia University, speaks on issues of law and planning. Title to be displayed when submitted.

Apr 13, 2016 - 12:30 PM
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Feb 11, 2016. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara
Mar 16, 2016 - 5:30 PM
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Feb 10, 2016. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

In the final MSCP Scholar Speaker Series, Dr. Yin Soriya, a Senior Lecturer and Researcher at the Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia and 2015-2015 MSCP Scholar will present his findings of his research on sustainable urban tourism in the state of Johor, in a presentation entitled, Sustainable City Tourism in Developing Countries the Case from Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

Mar 09, 2016 - 5:30 PM
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Feb 10, 2016. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

For the first March MSCP Scholar Speaker Series, Dr. Norsidah Ujang, an Associate Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at Universiti Putra, Malaysia and 2015-2015 MSCP Scholar will present her research studying the social implications of the proposed redevelopment of the Kampong Bharu neighborhood in Kuala Lumpur, in a presentation entitled, Implications of Proposed Redevelopment on Local Identity The Case of Kampong Bharu, Kuala Lumpur.

Feb 29, 2016 - 5:30 PM
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Feb 10, 2016. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

In the final February MSCP Scholar Speaker Series, Dr. Wesam Ahmed Al Madhoun, an Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering at the Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine and 2015-2015 MSCP Scholar will present his research into the benefits of trees and green spaces on traffic emissions and micro-climatic changes along major roadways in Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru, in a presentation entitled, Investigation of the Traffic Emissions Trends, Green Space and Micro-Climate Changes.

Feb 24, 2016 - 5:30 PM
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Feb 10, 2016. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

In this MSCP Scholar Speaker Series, Dr. Abdul-Azeez Isiaka Adeyemi, a Senior Lecturer, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Modibbo Adama University of Technology in Yola, Nigeria, and a 2015-2016 MSCP Scholar, will elaborate on his research on low-carbon initiatives and pathways for new, low CO2 development in Kuala Lumpur in a presentation entitled Pathway for Low Carbon Development in Kuala Lumpur Towards a Sustainable City.

Feb 22, 2016 - 5:30 PM
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Feb 10, 2016. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

Dr. Tej Kumar Karki, an Assistant Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Design, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China and a 2015-2016 MSCP Scholar, will present  his research on flood disaster mitigation and preparedness in Johor state, titled Understanding Barriers to Coping and Adaptive Capacity of People Living in Flood Prone Malaysian Cities.

Mar 08, 2016 - 12:30 PM
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Feb 09, 2016. Posted by Phil Sunde

Luis Eslava, Kent Law School, speaks on issues of law and planning. Title to be added when available.

Feb 23, 2016 - 12:30 PM
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Feb 09, 2016. Posted by Phil Sunde

Nicholas Blomley, Professor of Geography, Simon Fraser University, speaks on issues of law and planning. Title to be added as soon as available.

Feb 24, 2016 - 12:30 PM
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Feb 09, 2016. Posted by Selene Victor

The 2nd in the City Design and Development Forum Spring semester series will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 12:30 PM in room 10-485.

Bryan Bell will be speaking on the topic of Public Interest Design:

Mar 10, 2016 - 12:30 PM
 
Feb 04, 2016. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara
Alnoor Ebrahim, Associate Professor, Harvard Business School
Feb 08, 2016 - 12:30 PM
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Feb 03, 2016. Posted by Selene Victor

The first City Design and Development Forum of the Spring semester will take place on Monday, Feb. 8 at 12:30 PM in room 10-485.

The lecture will be on Nina Rappaport's Vertical Urban Factory

About the speaker:
Nina Rappaport is an architectural critic, curator, historian, and educator. For over sixteen years she has been publications director at Yale School of Architecture, for which she edits the bi-annual magazine Constructs, exhibition catalogs, and the studio books series.

Feb 01, 2016. Posted by Ezra Glenn

Nature Climate Change recently published a paper proposing new areas of research on justice in climate adaptation, which emerged from the "Remembering JoAnn Carmin" memorial symposium MIT-DUSP held in December 2014. We are deeply grateful to those of you who participated in the symposium, and to my incredible team of co-authors. We hope you find this effort to honor JoAnn to be a helpful contribution, and look forward to continued discussion and collaboration.

Mar 02, 2016 - 5:00 PM
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Jan 28, 2016. Posted by Ezra Glenn

Location: E14-600

Jan 19, 2016. Posted by Ezra Glenn

Researchers have long believed that living in high-poverty neighborhoods makes people more likely to suffer debilitating health problems. Now a newly-published study co-authored by a DUSP professor suggests a corollary: Families that live in high-poverty neighborhoods and whose children have health problems find it harder to move out of poverty, too.

Jan 15, 2016. Posted by Ezra Glenn

At the 2016 meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), a team from MIT -- including DUSP Professor Chris Zegras, Fang Zhao, Francisco Camara, Rudi Ball, Youngsun Kim (SMART FM), Yafei Han (DUSP alum and MIT-CEE PhD Candidate), and CEE Professor Moshe Ben-Akiva -- were recognized with the Pyke Johnson Award for their paper, "Exploratory Analysis of a Smartphone-Based Travel Survey in Singapore":

Jan 15, 2016. Posted by Ezra Glenn

Hot off the presses, the latest publication from SA+P Press showcases over ten years worth of MIT/DUSP studios, practica, and workshops.  In these 128-pages you can read about student work around the country and around the globe – from the neighborhoods of Boston to the streets of Beijing, from Maine to Manila, from the Salton Sea to Singapore.er of print copies as well if you need them.)

Jan 15, 2016. Posted by Ezra Glenn

The STL Lab has engaged the services of MIT’s Game Lab to create a real estate game as part of the Mission Curriculum.  The prime objective of the educational game is to introduce the concept of socially responsible real estate entrepreneurship to young students between the ages of 16 and 22.  The core message of the game is to demonstrate that the best strategy for maximizing long-term profit from investing in real estate is to invest adequately in public goods.  Following situations in China, our current understanding is that real estate developers are often responsible for constructing p

Jan 15, 2016. Posted by Ezra Glenn

Stanford Anderson, professor of history and architecture and a former head of the Department of Architecture died on Jan. 5. He was 81.

Jan 27, 2016 - 8:30 AM
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Jan 14, 2016. Posted by Ezra Glenn

Taking action on climate change has become a dominating issue—globally, nationally, locally and even here at MIT. Yet so many questions remain. How much and how quickly will climate change? How will these changes manifest and where? What are the greatest risks posed by a changing climate and how likely are these worst-case outcomes? What is the science behind climate change, and how can basic research inform our efforts to avert, mitigate and adapt to its impacts?

Jan 10, 2016. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

In their recent article, Playing ‘serious games,’ adults learn to solve thorny real-world problems, Professor Larry Susskind and PhD Candidate Ella Kim examine the benefits of using serious games to enhance scientific understanding, identify common interests and catalyze collaboration among stakeholders.

Jan 08, 2016. Posted by Ezra Glenn

In her MCP thesis, "Cal-Adapt and the Usability of Climate Adaptation Tools," Melissa Deas (MCP 2015) explored the policy implications of how we understand and visualize climate change.

Jan 27, 2016 - 7:00 PM
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Jan 08, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Herman Wallace may be the longest-serving prisoner in solitary confinement in the United States---he's spent more than 40 years in a 6-by-9-foot cell in Louisiana. Imprisoned in 1967 for a robbery he admits, he was subsequently sentenced to life for a killing he vehemently denies. Herman's House is a moving account of the remarkable expression his struggle found in an unusual project proposed by artist Jackie Sumell.

Jan 20, 2016 - 7:00 PM
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Jan 06, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

This cinema-verite documentary captures daily life at the Ida B. Wells public housing development in Chicago. The film illustrates some of the experiences of people living in conditions of extreme poverty, including the work of the tenants council, street life, the role of police, job training, drug education, teenage mothers, dysfunctional families, elderly residents, nursery school, and after school teenage programs.

Jan 13, 2016 - 7:00 PM
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Jan 05, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Desperate, broken men chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields. A local pastor risks everything to help them. Winner, Special Jury Award for Intuitive Filmmaking: Documentary, 2014 Sundance Film Festival. "Might bring tears to your eyes... a blue-collar meditation on the meaning of community and the imperative of compassion.'' ---Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times.

Jan 13, 2016 - 12:30 PM
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Dec 07, 2015. Posted by Site Admin

Please join us for a roundtable discussion with Dr. TING SHAO, a Tomorrow Foundation Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Nov 23, 2015. Posted by Eran Ben-Joseph

Jennifer Light studies how Cold War military analysis and New Deal resource analysis shaped cities.

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November 23, 2015

Nov 18, 2015 - 4:00 PM
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Nov 17, 2015. Posted by Site Admin

Join us for a talk by the SENSEable City Lab about the role and impact of Data Visualization in the Lab???s work.

Nov 20, 2015 - 12:30 PM
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Nov 17, 2015. Posted by Site Admin

Talk on "Colonizing Landscapes"

Nov 24, 2015 - 9:00 AM
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Nov 13, 2015. Posted by Selene Victor
Nov 23, 2015 - 12:30 PM
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Nov 13, 2015. Posted by Selene Victor
Nov 11, 2015. Posted by Eran Ben-Joseph

The Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation (CITE) at MIT has announced its 2016 product evaluations.

The interdisciplinary program will bring together faculty and students from across MIT to evaluate at least three new types of products being used by people in developing countries, including solar water pumps, food aid packaging, and wheelchairs.

Nov 18, 2015 - 3:00 PM
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Nov 06, 2015. Posted by Site Admin

Please join us for the STL Lab Open House!

Drop in any time to see some of the exciting projects supported by the STL Lab, including
Faculty Seed Fund Research
MISTI ??? China Summer Internships
STL Open Entrepreneurship Competition
New multi-media case studies
Real Estate Games
& more!

Bring your friends and come decorate your own cookies/cupcakes, and enjoy ice cream and hot cocoa while learning about the STL Lab.

We look forward to seeing you there!