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Nov 21, 2014 - 9:00 AM
E-14: Media Lab 6th Fl...  
Oct 24, 2014. Posted by Site Admin

Self-driving vehicles. Drivers on demand. Data-driven infrastructure. Vehicles that respond to passengers and to the environment. A sea change is happening in transportation, and mobility of the (near) future will be radically different than today - greener, more comfortable and more efficient. Innovations are rolling out of laboratories, businesses and city halls on four, two, (or zero) wheels at an accelerating pace, exploring the future of urban mobility.

Oct 22, 2014. Posted by Ezra Glenn

The MIT News features a story from MIT's Industrial Liaison Program (ILP) describing DUSP Professor Albert Saiz's research efforts using big data and immigration patterns to understand real estate and urban housing markets.

Oct 21, 2014. Posted by Ezra Glenn

A recent issue of The Tech, MIT's student newspaper, includes a guest opinion column by DUSP PhD students Brittany Montgomery and Rebecca Heywood, entitled "Implementing Mens et Manus: How can the Institute better integrate science and innovation with politics and community affairs?"

Oct 28, 2014 - 12:30 PM
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Oct 20, 2014. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

EPP students and faculty, please join us for the first EPP lunch talk, given by Frank Ackerman. Frank will be discussing if "economics endorse continued global warming? A critique of the new climate skepticism." We will be meeting in room 9-451.

Nov 13, 2014 - 6:00 PM
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Oct 15, 2014. Posted by Site Admin

ROME OPEN CITY (1945): A harrowing drama about the Nazi occupation of Rome and the brave few who struggled against it, ROME OPEN CITY is a shockingly authentic experience, conceived and directed amid the ruin of World War II, with immediacy in every frame. Marking a watershed moment in Italian cinema, this galvanic work garnered awards around the globe and left the beginnings of a new film movement in its wake. Directed by Roberto Rossellini. 100 minutes.

Oct 20, 2014 - 6:00 PM
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Oct 14, 2014. Posted by Jordan Pettis

This talk will look at the migration of people from expensive crowded and dense places to ones that are less so. It would look at the differences between regions and within them in terms of middle class jobs, income gaps by class and race. It would deal with how we need to confront class and inequality as a major issue for cities and regions. The preservation and expansion of the middle class families should be a key consideration. Where families locate, and middle class jobs go, are primary determinants in the future of regions and urban areas.

  

Oct 11, 2014. Posted by Eran Ben-Joseph

Congratulations to DUSP and Harvard GSD students (and by now alumni) : Edward Becker; Will Cohen; Annemarie Gray; Jelani Karamoko; Kevin McDonald; Dara Yaskil; Maggie Tishman; Simon Willett, and MIT faculty advisor Peter Roth are the receipent of the 2014 American Society of Landscape Architects Honor student award for their project: The Edgerly: The Next Generation of a Community Anchor.

see: http://www.asla.org/2014studentawards/164G.html

Oct 20, 2014 - 6:00 PM
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Oct 10, 2014. Posted by Site Admin

The talk would look at the migration of people from expensive crowded and dense places to ones that are less so. It would look at the differences between regions and within them in terms of middle class jobs, income gaps by class and race. It would deal with how we need to confront class and inequality as a major issue for cities and regions.

Oct 20, 2014 - 5:00 PM
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Oct 10, 2014. Posted by Site Admin

The first event in this workshop series aims to spark discussion about the ethical and values-based challenges of being a practicing planner in the real world. We will hear from planning professionals as they present case studies from their practice, and analyze the cases in real time to explore alternatives and outcomes.

Oct 22, 2014 - 5:30 PM
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Oct 09, 2014. Posted by Site Admin

Please join MIT's Displacement Research and Action Network on October 22nd for a mini-symposium on efforts to confront displacement in India. The event will feature a presentation by students from this summer's Delhi practicum, which aimed to bolster the capabilities of local groups working to prevent displacement. Following the presentation, a panel of scholars in the field will react and broaden the discussion to their own work on displacement.

Oct 08, 2014. Posted by Ezra Glenn

The Special Program for Urban and Regional Studies (SPURS) is a one-year non-degree program designed for mid-career professionals from developing and newly industrializing countries. SPURS was founded in 1967 as part of DUSP, and hosted in the last 47 years, 658 individuals from 115 countries all around the world.

For 2014-2015, we have welcomed 17 Fellows from Argentina, Central African Republic, China, Ethiopia, Georgia, Mexico, Myanmar, Philippines, Peru, Poland, South Korea, and Turkey (link to their bios).

Oct 03, 2014. Posted by Ezra Glenn

According to the latest edition of the Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs, DUSP/MIT is the top planning program in North America.  Since 2007, Planetizen's Guide has included rankings, and DUSP has consistently been listed as #1.  This year, the University of California--Berkeley and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign round out the top three.

Oct 31, 2014 - 7:30 PM
ACSP Conference, Loews...  
Oct 03, 2014. Posted by Ezra Glenn

DUSP Alums and Far-Flung Friends -- if you are attending the 2014 ACSP Conference in Philadelphia, be sure to stop in to this combined reception for MIT, Harvard, NYU, Columbia, Rutgers, and Cornell.  See you there!

Oct 02, 2014. Posted by Ezra Glenn

Calestous Juma, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Professor at MIT, received a LAAP Prize (Lifetime Africa Achievement Prize) for his leadership in socio-economic development in Africa. The award will be presented to Juma in Nigeria on October 10, 2014, by the Millennium Excellence Foundation.

Oct 01, 2014. Posted by Ezra Glenn

Books written by DUSP faculty have won two different awards from the International Planning History Society.

Oct 01, 2014. Posted by Ezra Glenn

Play the LA River is the launch project of Project 51, a collective of artists, designers, urban planners, writers, and educators (including DUSP MCP ’10 and current PhD student, John Arroyo, who is one of six co-founders).

Oct 08, 2014 - 4:30 PM
Tufts University Cabot...  
Oct 01, 2014. Posted by Ezra Glenn

The Four Massachusetts Planning Schools (4P) and the Massachusetts American Planning Association (MassAPA) Annual Conference has been alternately hosted by MIT, Harvard, Tufts, and UMass for the last six years, and will be held this year at Tufts. This year’s conference theme, “Securing Affordable Housing in Hot Market Areas”, will honor Professor Rachel Bratt’s longstanding contribution to both theory and practice in these topical areas.  The event will kick off with introductions from each of the planning schools.

Oct 02, 2014 - 6:00 PM
MIT Room 3-133  
Sep 30, 2014. Posted by Ezra Glenn

New York City mayors have a world stage on which to strut, and they have made legendary use of it. Yet few have matched the bravado, combativeness and egocentricity that Ed Koch brought to the office during his three terms from 1978 to 1989. As Neil Barsky’s KOCH recounts, Koch was more than the blunt, funny man New Yorkers either loved or hated. Elected in the 1970s during the city’s fiscal crisis, he was a new Democrat for the dawning Reagan era—fiscally conservative and socially liberal.

Oct 09, 2014 - 6:00 PM
MIT Room 3-133  
Sep 30, 2014. Posted by Ezra Glenn

Independent filmmaker Marc Singer explores the underground world inhabited by residents of New York's underground tunnels. Music by DJ  Shadow.

Part of the Urban Planning Film Series a semi-weekly series showing documentary and feature films on topics related to cities, urbanism, design, community development, ecology, and other planning issues.  Free.

Sep 29, 2014. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

Interested in learning more about the Science Impact Collaborative? Please take a look at the newly released PDF detailing the current projects and research interests of the Science Impact Collaborative.

Sep 23, 2014. Posted by Ezra Glenn

A new article on the MIT News site asks DUSP Visiting Professor Calestous Juma three questions about economic growth in Africa.  Click here to see what he had to say.

Dec 05, 2014 - 1:00 PM
MIT Media Lab, Bartos...  
Sep 22, 2014. Posted by Ezra Glenn

Carmin Symposium on Urban Climate Adaptation
In Memoriam of JoAnn Carmin (1957-2014)

Sep 22, 2014 - 6:00 AM
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Sep 18, 2014. Posted by Jordan Pettis

On Monday, September 22nd the Center for Advanced Urbanism starts off their year long lecture series featuring speakers from diverse fields whose work questions our current urban condition and offers a vision for the future. CAU's first lecture will be presented by Louise Mozingo- Professor and Chair of the Department of Lanscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at UC Berkeley on Pastoral Capitalism. for more information on this event and to look ahead to the upcoming lectures please visit MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism's website. 

Sep 18, 2014 - 6:00 PM
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Sep 17, 2014. Posted by Site Admin

REVOLUTION '67 is an illuminating account the black urban rebellions of the 1960s. Focusing on the six-day Newark, N.J., outbreak in mid-July, REVOLUTION '67 reveals how the disturbances began as spontaneous revolts against poverty and police brutality and ended as fateful milestones in America's struggles over race and economic justice.

Sep 24, 2014 - 3:00 PM
McGovern Auditorium at...  
Sep 17, 2014. Posted by Site Admin

Introductory remarks:
MIT Vice President Claude Canizares,
Bruno Rossi Professor of Physics
Associate Director for MIT of the Chandra X-ray Observatory Center
Professor Hazel Sive
Professor of Biology, MIT
Founding Director MIT-South Africa Program
Member, Whitehead Institute
Associate Dean for the MIT School of Science

Moderator: Calestous Juma, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Professor, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT

Sep 17, 2014. Posted by Ezra Glenn

Cellphone apps that find users car rides in real time are exploding in popularity: The car-service company Uber was recently valued at $18 billion, and even as it faces legal wrangles, a number of companies that provide similar services with licensed taxi cabs have sprung up.
What if the taxi-service app on your cellphone had a button on it that let you indicate that you were willing to share a ride with another passenger? How drastically could cab-sharing reduce traffic, fares, and carbon dioxide emissions?

Sep 17, 2014. Posted by Christina Ruhfel

Two MIT CoLab Mel King Community Fellows (MKCF), Ai-Jen Poo (2013-2014) and Rick Lowe (2014) have been selected as 2014 MacArthur Fellows.  Ai-Jen Poo is Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, her MKCFs cohort has been focused on labor/community partnerships and innovative approaches to organizing worker power.  Rick Lowe is Founder of Project Row Houses, his MKCFs cohort is focused on how the field of urban planning can be animated with the creativity and criticality of artist's perspectives.

Sep 17, 2014 - 12:00 PM
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Sep 16, 2014. Posted by Ezra Glenn

Kairos Shen is the Director of Planning at the Boston Redevelopment Authority, Boston’s economic development and planning agency. He has served in this capacity since 2002, where he manages the BRA’s planning division, of which the basic functions are community planning, urban design, zoning, waterfront planning and infrastructure planning. Mr. Shen has been intimately involved in many of Boston’s most important planning efforts in the last ten years.

Nov 13, 2014 - 12:00 PM
MIT Campus  
Sep 15, 2014. Posted by Kirsten Greco

This event is a fantastic opportunity to learn why DUSP is ranked as one of the best planning programs in the country.  The day's main event is a lunch introducing you to the Department and its degree programs.  You'll also have the opportunity to meet current students and faculty.  Before and after lunch, you are welcome to visit classes or sign up for one-on-one meetings with faculty members.  The day will conclude with an alumni panel presented by the DUSP Career Development Office.  We look forward to meeting you!  

Sep 29, 2014 - 5:00 PM
Long Lounge (7-429)  
Sep 12, 2014. Posted by Ezra Glenn

Governing the Slum: Global Urbanism and the New Poverty Agenda

Sep 24, 2014 - 3:00 PM
Whitehead Institute Mc...  
Sep 09, 2014. Posted by Ezra Glenn

Wed, Sept 24, 2014
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM | Whitehead Institute McGovern Auditorium
9 Cambridge Center, Cambridge

Moderator: Calestous Juma, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Professor, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT

Sep 18, 2014 - 6:00 PM
MIT Room 3-133  
Sep 06, 2014. Posted by Ezra Glenn

REVOLUTION '67 is an illuminating account the black urban rebellions of the 1960s. Focusing on the six-day Newark, N.J., outbreak in mid-July, REVOLUTION '67 reveals how the disturbances began as spontaneous revolts against poverty and police brutality and ended as fateful milestones in America's struggles over race and economic justice.

Sep 02, 2014. Posted by Ezra Glenn

"Rethinking the Role of Law in Urban Planning, Policy and Development"

Projections (Vol. 12)

Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT

Due date for abstracts: 30th of October 2014

Aug 30, 2014. Posted by Ezra Glenn

DUSP MLK Visiting Professor Calestous Juma has written an opinion piece for Aljazeera on  "The Africa Ebola outbreak: How do we prevent it?"  The article argues that outbreak has exposed Africa's poor infrastructure, limited health research and inadequate scientific adviceee; see http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/08/africa-ebola-outbreak-h... to read more.

Aug 27, 2014. Posted by Ezra Glenn

On August 21, final planning proposals from the Medellin Practicum were presented to community members and city planners in an exhibition titled "Comuna 8, a varias manos / Comuna 8, by several hands."

Aug 27, 2014. Posted by Eran Ben-Joseph

DUSP EXPLORER is an online, interactive (beta) visualization of MIT’s Department of Urban Studies & Planning. Here you can find information about our current faculty, where we work, and how our projects intersect with each other and connect with the central themes of urban planning and design. Using the drop-down menu at the top of the page, you can begin to explore our department using the following lenses: 

Jul 11, 2014 - 12:00 PM
webinar  
Jul 09, 2014. Posted by Ezra Glenn

Join us for an informational webinar hosted by the MIT Climate CoLab’s carbon price contest, featuring a conversation with former US Secretary of State George Shultz and former Members of Congress Bob Inglis and Phil Sharp. The webinar will consider "How could a national price on carbon could be implemented in the United States?"

Oct 27, 2014 - 4:00 PM
MIT Media Lab, Sixth F...  
Jul 03, 2014. Posted by Sandra Elliott

In a time of dramatic shifts in the manufacturing sector -- from large industrial-scale production and design to small-scale distributed systems; from polluting and consumptive production to a clean and sustainable process; from a demand of unskilled labor to a growing need for a more educated and specialized workforce--cities will see new investment and increased employment opportunities. Yet, to reap these benefits will require a shift in our thinking about city physical planning and its design and development. What might the future relationships between city and industry look like?

Sep 04, 2014 - 5:30 PM
7-338 Wolk Gallery  
Jul 03, 2014. Posted by Sandra Elliott

Since the Industrial Revolution, cities and industry have evolved together: from Manchester to Rochester, company towns and entire metropolitan regions have grown around factories and expanding industries.

Jul 01, 2014. Posted by Ezra Glenn

Professor Mark Jarzombek has been named interim dean of MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P), effective July 1.

Jarzombek, who has served as SA+P’s associate dean since 2007, succeeds Adele Naude Santos, who announced on Jan. 28 that she would step down and return to the faculty after 10 years as dean.

Sep 13, 2014 - 9:00 AM
 
Jun 30, 2014. Posted by Ezra Glenn

People Matter: The Human Impacts of Planned Redevelopment
This global symposium will commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of psychologist Marc Fried’s seminal publication, “Grieving for a Lost Home,” a study on the psychological impacts of redevelopment in Boston’s West End neighborhood. We will bring together scholars, practitioners, advocates and others to celebrate the enduring impact of his contribution to the field, to take stock of what we have learned, and to chart new directions for research, practice and public policy worldwide.

Sep 18, 2014 - 8:45 AM
Harvard Law School  
Jun 09, 2014. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

The primary goal of win-win negotiation is to find the best way to convince the other side to accept a mutually beneficial outcome.

The reality?

People do not just want their fair share; they want to win. However, seeking to dominate or bully opponents is not the answer (not to mention, a public relations disaster). Instead, there is a way to win at win-win negotiation by first helping to create additional value, and then by claiming a disproportionate share of that value while ensuring that your opponent still looks good to those to whom he reports.