SPURS/Humphrey Profile: Sandra Gutierrez Poizat

Interview with Sandra Gutierrez Poizat, 2013-2014 Humphrey Fellow, El Salvador

MIT Spectrum: The Future is Cities

Cities around the world are growing faster than you can say megalopolis. More than half the world lives in cities, and by 2050, it will be two-thirds. In China alone, 300 million people will move to the city within the next 15 years, and to serve them, China must build the equivalent of the entire built infrastructure of the United States by 2028.

DUSP Student wins "Next Generation Grant" Award

Congratulations to DUSP student Bruno Verdini, who was awarded a "Next Generation Grant" from the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation for his research project on "United States–Mexico Water and Energy Negotiations.”  The Program supports research in negotiation and conflict resolution by non-tenured faculty and doctoral studentsFor more information, click here.

Dean Adèle Naudé Santos to step down

Adèle Naudé Santos, dean of MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P), announced to the school’s faculty that after 10 years as dean, she has decided to step down and return to the faculty, effective at the end of this semester. She is the ninth dean of the school and the second woman to hold the position of school dean at MIT.

Citizenship and Governance for a Five Thousand Pound Life

Article by MIT CoLab's Dayna Cunningham for The Architectural League of New York on the critical role democracy plays in addressing environmental degradation, and social and economic inequality.  Read more at: http://archleague.org/2014/01/citizenship-and-governance-for-a-five-thousand-pound-life/.

Report On the State of Health + Urbanism

A newly released report from MIT’s Center for Advanced Urbanism (CAU) resulting from the student course "Advanced Research Workshop in Landscape + Urbanism" highlights the complexity of the issue. Produced in collaboration with the American Institute of Architects, the document examines an array of public health matters in eight major metropolitan areas in the United States, and suggests a wide array of possible remedies, from better mass transit to extensive tree-planting.

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