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.
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/.
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.
The Long Island Index, a project of the Rauch Foundation, unveiled the designs resulting from its "ParkingPLUS Design Challenge." The Challenge was initiated to encourage transformative thinking about parking structures in suburban downtowns and how they could be re-imagined to better address downtown needs.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded MIT's School of Architecture + Planning (SA+P) a $1 million grant to help create a Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative.
Aimed at expanding the consciousness and reach of global history in teaching architecture, the Collaborative includes scholars who, in various ways, will produce classroom materials for teachers and professors in charge of teaching architectural history at the undergraduate or survey level.
The online ecoRI News site article "Climate-Change Games" feautres an in-depth report on the progress of the New England Climate Adaptation Project (NECAP) — a partnership between the DUSP/MIT's Science Impact Collaborative, the Consensus Building Institute and the National Estuarine Research Reserve System. As the article describes, NECAP is collaborating with four at-risk coastal New England communities to assess local