Students and Faculty win ASLA Honor Award

Congratulations to DUSP and Harvard GSD students (and by now alumni) : Edward Becker; Will Cohen; Annemarie Gray; Jelani Karamoko; Kevin McDonald; Dara Yaskil; Maggie Tishman; Simon Willett, and MIT faculty advisor Peter Roth are the receipent of the 2014 American Society of Landscape Architects Honor student award for their project: The Edgerly: The Next Generation of a Community Anchor.

see: http://www.asla.org/2014studentawards/164G.html

Welcome SPURS Class of 2014-2015

The Special Program for Urban and Regional Studies (SPURS) is a one-year non-degree program designed for mid-career professionals from developing and newly industrializing countries. SPURS was founded in 1967 as part of DUSP, and hosted in the last 47 years, 658 individuals from 115 countries all around the world.

For 2014-2015, we have welcomed 17 Fellows from Argentina, Central African Republic, China, Ethiopia, Georgia, Mexico, Myanmar, Philippines, Peru, Poland, South Korea, and Turkey (link to their bios).

DUSP/MIT Ranked #1 (Again!)

According to the latest edition of the Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs, DUSP/MIT is the top planning program in North America.  Since 2007, Planetizen's Guide has included rankings, and DUSP has consistently been listed as #1.  This year, the University of California--Berkeley and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign round out the top three.

Calestous Juma Awarded Lifetime Africa Achievement Prize

Calestous Juma, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Professor at MIT, received a LAAP Prize (Lifetime Africa Achievement Prize) for his leadership in socio-economic development in Africa. The award will be presented to Juma in Nigeria on October 10, 2014, by the Millennium Excellence Foundation.

Two Book Awards from IPHS

Books written by DUSP faculty have won two different awards from the International Planning History Society.

Play the LA River: 51 Miles and 51 Weeks of Play

Play the LA River is the launch project of Project 51, a collective of artists, designers, urban planners, writers, and educators (including DUSP MCP ’10 and current PhD student, John Arroyo, who is one of six co-founders).

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