Siqi Zheng on air quality and urban development in China

MIT Professor Siqi Zheng is the Samuel Tak Lee Associate Professor of Real Estate Development and Entrepreneurship within MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning and Center for Real Estate. She is also faculty director of the MIT Samuel Tak Lee Real Estate Entrepreneurship Lab and author, with Matthew E. Kahn, of "Blue Skies over Beijing: Economic Growth and the Environment in China" (Princeton University Press, 2016).

How might emerging technologies, like Hyperloop, interact with the resurgence of suburbs?

Hyperloop, an innovative transportation technology designed to provide affordable, on-demand, energy efficient, and safe transportation at air travel speeds, could have profound impacts on how we interact and perceive infrastructure and our built environments.

New EdX Course, CITE101x: Technology Evaluation in Global Development

When an individual is in extreme poverty, as some 2.7 billions individuals around the world are, how can development practitioners minimize risk when using technological interventions?

In a new EdX course, DUSP Professor Bishwapriya Sanyal joins an interdisciplinary group of MIT faculty to enable students to conduct their own technology evaluations to promote data-driven decisions through research or development practice. This course is designed for academics and global development practitioners and it open and free to anyone.

NeuroMesh selected for finals of MIT 100K Launch

Critical infrastructure has been shown to be vulnerable to cyberattacks as seen in high profile attacks such as that on the Ukrainian electric grid in both 2015 and 2016. Many of the systems that control the electric grid are directly connected to the internet. Our modern society could be brought to a standstill with keystrokes.

Gregory Falco (DUSP PhD Candidate) and Caleb Li (Sloan ’17) have been working to prevent this national security disaster through their startup, NeuroMesh, which provides endpoint protection to smart meters and other internet of things (IoT) devices.

Ellen Rushman awarded a 2017 Infinite Mile Award

On Thursday, May 11th, Ellen Rushman, DUSP's Academic Programs Coordinator, received one of three 2017 Infinite Mile Awards.

Amongst the many glowing comments about Ellen at the award ceremony, a clear theme emerged. That theme is her dedication to go above and beyond in creating a caring and supportive community for the students, faculty, and staff at DUSP, which Ellen does without the need for acknowledgement or praise.

DUSP PhD Candidate Cauam Ferreira Cardoso awarded the 2017 MIT Goodwin Medal for excellence in teaching

Cardoso has taught a wide of subjects at MIT, from introductory undergraduate courses to international graduate practicums, a unifying theme to emerge is the care he devotes to his students and his dedication to ensuring they succeed in his classes. Drawing upon his diverse international living experiences, Cardoso also offers wisdom and guidance to his students beyond his impressive academic abilities.

Professor Amy Glasmerier's dedication to her students recognized with an Office of the Dean for Graduate Education's Committed to Caring Award

Glasmerier's Living Wage Calculator, an open access mechanism for analyzing the minimum level of income required for individuals and families to pay for basic living expenses is perhaps the most famous of her accomplishments at DUSP. However, this award seeks to highlight Glasmerier's effort at DUSP outside of journals, books, and per-review; the passion, support, and effort she consistently extends to to her students.

“IDEAS” to change the world

Ten MIT student teams developing innovations to improve the lives of people around the world split awards totaling $95,000 — including a top prize for an app that tackles the U.S. opioid epidemic — at the annual IDEAS Global Challenge showcase and awards ceremony.