New Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives

Please join us in congratulating Professor J. Phillip Thompson, who has been appointed as Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives for New York City.

Speaking at the appointment, Mayor Bill de Blasio said, “Phillip is one of the foremost experts on how to better serve and lift up low-income neighborhoods, and has spent decades fighting in the trenches for progressive causes. He will make sure our agencies are working together to make New York City the fairest big city in the nation. As New Yorkers, we’re all very lucky he decided to come home."

The Future of Real Estate in the United States

What happens when we expand our definition of real estate - beyond the built environment and physical space - to include the human relationships forming and occurring within spaces?

Martin Rein, former DUSP professor, dies at 89

[Note: updated 2/21/2018 to include memorial event details: see below.]

Martin Rein, professor in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning from 1970 until his retirement in 2011, died Oct. 15 of complications from Alzheimer's disease. Rein was 89.

Providing Educational Opportunities to All

MIT senior Yazmin Guzman, while completing dual bachelor degrees and the MCP program at DUSP, is deeply immersed in an array of community and education outreach programs.

This Garden is a Town

Please join us for the opening of a new DUSP exhibit, This Garden is a Town, in the Keller Gallery, Room 7-408.

Allison Albericci (MCP '12) Receives 2018 Young Architects Award

Please join us in congratulating Allison Albericci (MCP '12 and S.M. Arch '12) on being named a recipient of the The American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2018 Young Architects Award!

The Young Architects Award honors individuals who have been licensed 10 years (or fewer), who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, and made significant contributions to the architecture profession early in their careers. To read more about her accomplishments, visit the award announcement here.

Lawrence Bacow '72, DUSP professor emeritus, named President of Harvard University

Lawrence Bacow ’72, professor emeritus in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP), has been named the next president of Harvard University.