Committed to Caring: Professor Brent Ryan

Congratulations to DUSP Professor Brent Ryan, who was recently awarded a "Committed to Caring” honor from the Office of the Dean for Graduate Education.  The program recognizes MIT faculty members who "go above and beyond to make an impact in the lives of graduate students." Two new faculty members are recognized each month through a broad campus poster and web campaign.  Honorees are determined by a selection committee made up of MIT graduate students and staff.

In granting the award, the office noted,

The Multiplicities of Urban Design

I would like to begin with a couple of assertions. First, that urban design is a visual art, worthy of consideration as such with other arts: painting, sculpture, architecture. Accepting urban design as a visual art means that one also privileges urban design’s esthetic content as at least equal or superior to its other attributes, of which there are many.

Report On The State of Health + Urbanism

The CAU is a collaborator with the AIA in responding to The Decade of Design, a 10-year Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action that focuses on health and urbanism. With MIT’s reputation as a center of cutting-edge research and innovation, and the MIT School of Architecture and Planning’s pursuit of knowledge through research, we are working together to challenge long-held assumptions about the urban environment and search for evidence-based actions that will create healthier environments through the power of design.

Student Spotlight: John Arroyo

DUSP PhD student John Arroyo is featured today on a front-page story on the MIT homepage.  See below for an excerpt, or click here for the whole story by MIT News correspondent Zach Wener-Fligner.

Projections

Projections, the Journal of the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning, focuses on the most innovative and cutting edge research in planning. Each volume is devoted to a different topic of interest to planning scholars, students, and professionals. As a peer-reviewed publication, Projections welcomes original high quality submissions at the vanguard of planning theory and practice.

The new Skoltech curriculum

This past spring semester Professor Amy Glasmeier taught her new course Geography of the Global Economy Systems in Transition: Russia, China and the U.S. The course is part of the newly launched Skoltech curriculum which is a collaboration with Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology.

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