How does a legacy of injustice and violence metastasize in our policies, culture, and cities?

In a joint MIT Department of Architecture and DUSP panel discussion session, Legacies of Discrimination and the Built Environment, DUSP faculty members, Dayna Cunningham and Justin Steil as well as 2017-2018 Martin Luther King Jr.

How close are we to a smart, efficient, and sustainable suburbia?

In 'The Suburb of the Future, Almost Here,' Alan Berger, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, discusses how innovations in technology, planning, and design are amplifying the environmental affects of climate change and the preferences of millennial suburbanites to transform the landscape of suburbia. To read his analysis of disruptive technologies, such as drones and autonomous vehicles, possible future impacts on the suburbs, click here

ARCHITECT Magazine announces Studio Prize for Urbanism After Extraction

As the world continues to set higher targets for clean energy production, how do urban regions, who were previously world leaders in extractive based energy production, such as coal, reclaim their landscapes while simultaneously transitioning to new energy and economic paradigms?

More than survival, how can we map a path towards more resilient and just cities after natural disasters?

In the wake of the hurricanes in the Gulf and Florida, as well as the massive wildfires raging through the West Coast, Americans will be dealing with the aftermath, both economically and socially, of these natural disasters for decades to come. In a new article on Five Thirty Eight, Maggie Koerth-Baker, highlights the work of DUSP’s Mariana Arcaya, to emphasize that the health impacts of major natural disasters persist beyond the immediate event, sometimes for decades to come.

How does big data analysis and the innovative technique of ground-truthing translate into an exhibition?

By Chaewon Ahn

The Ghost Cities project is introduced at the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism as part of the “Commoning Cities” exhibition. The exhibition opened in September 2nd at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) in Seoul, and will continue until November 5th.

What layers of understanding are revealed when we expand, rather than simplify, the discussion of sharing economies?

In a new article entitled ‘Sharing Economies: Moving beyond Binaries in a Digital Age’ in the Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, Janelle Knox-Hayes, Anna Davies (Trinity College), Betsy Donald (Queen’s University), and Mia Gray (University of Cambridge) explore the benefits of building a lexicon for describing and understanding diverse sharing economies.

How do urban studies and computer science intersect to protect critical urban infrastructure?

As we continue to invest and rely upon interconnected, smart devices (the Internet of Things), are we providing gateways to disable or attack entire smart cities of the future?

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