Open Data Discourse Launches "Street Safety Challenge"

On Nov 21st, Open Data Discourse -- a DUSP student led initiative -- launched the Street Safety Challenge. 

Can Grass-roots Innovation be scaled-up through the Design and Maintenance of Social and Policy Networks?

The states are the “laboratories of democracy. ” They are often the source of new policy ideas, including new strategies for encouraging investment in renewable energy. Some of these ideas spread; others don’t. The process of diffusion is inherently a social process; implementation is achieved via a network of actors.  Ryan Cook’s thesis looks closely at the way in which Solarize, a community-based energy program has moved across the country.

Neither here nor there

MIT's Balakrishnan Rajagopal is helping to map the crisis of displaced peoples
Population displacement is a global problem, one that historically has been insufficiently quantified and analyzed, especially given its wide-ranging effects. Displacement can result from a number of factors, including armed conflicts, natural disasters, medium- and large-scale development projects, resource extraction, and even neighborhood gentrification. And it happens all over the world, even here in the United States.

Professor Susskind Publishes New Edition, Environmental Diplomacy

  • An accessible narrative on understanding the geopolitics of negotiating international environmental agreements
  • Provides clear guidance on improving the current system
  • Informs the reader on the geopolitics of protecting our planet
  • Structured in a way that it can be used for advanced undergraduate or graduate courses

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