How many taxis does a city need?

As a future with automated vehicles becomes increasingly crystallized, planners and transportation experts, are increasingly optimistic that these vehicles will create a shift in ownership versus sharing services for mobility models - unlocking opportunities to reduce congestion and pollution in urban environments.

2018 Infinite Mile Awards

On Thursday, May 17th, three exceptional staff members of the MIT community were honored with Infinite Mile Awards. The awards were presented at a celebratory event to DUSP’s Harriette Crawford as well as ACT’s Marion Cunningham and Media Lab’s Marissa Marcoux.

Part of the Institute-wide MIT Rewards and Recognition program, SA+P’s Infinite Mile Award is given to individuals–or teams–whose contributions are particularly valuable to advancing the School of Architecture and Planning's core mission of producing first-rate, innovative research, scholarship and teaching.

Anne Spirn Receives Cooper Hewitt National Design Award

Anne Whiston Spirn, Cecil and Ida Green Distinguished Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning, is one of the 10 honorees for the 2018 National Design Awards from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Spirn’s 30+ years of leadership, impact, and innovation were recognized with the honor of the Design Mind award.

Professor Justin Steil Receives Inaugural Paul King Gray Award

Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) Professor Justin Steil has been awarded the 2018 Paul King Gray Award for Public Service from MIT. The selection committee unanimously, and with great enthusiasm selected Steil as the first recipient of the Award, recognizing a member of the MIT faculty who exemplifies building “a better world” through teaching, research, advising, and service. Alison Hynd, Director of Programs at the PKG Center noted, “Justin’s commitment to community engagement runs deep.

Excellence in Public Service Awards: Call for Applications

We are now accepting applications for the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning "Excellence in Public Service Awards."  Deadline: June 1, 2018.

Purpose.  In 1999, DUSP established the Fund for Excellence in Public Service to raise funds to assist and encourage graduates from the Master in City Planning (MCP) program who choose to pursue public service careers.  The Excellence in Public Service Awards, as the Fund’s first initiative, is designed to advance three purposes: