In the eight years since Katrina, faculty, students, and alumni from MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) and School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) have worked in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast with many organizations and on many issues. To begin to make sense of this work, the department has worked with the MIT Museum to develop an exhibition on the work of DUSP and MIT in New Orleans. These projects have been sustained and evolved through the entrepreneurship of faculty and students who developed and built on relationships in the city and dedicated teaching, studies, and community service work toward post-Katrina rebuilding efforts.
At the opening of the exhibition, Seth Knudsen (MCP 2008), Project Manager with the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority, presented a Certificate of Recognition from the City of New Orleans signed by Mayor Mitchell Landrieu, noting that the department "has been unparalleled in the breadth and depth of its commitment to the City of New Orleans after Hurricaine Katrina."
The exhibit is located in MIT's Compton Gallery (Bldg. 10, Room 150). and will run May 3 through September 15, 2013.