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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. 

Oct 27, 2014 - 4:00 PM
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Sep 17, 2014. Posted by Site Admin

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.

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 - 9:00 AM
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
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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
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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
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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.