Displacement Research and Action Network Website Launched

Submitted by Ezra Glenn on Thu, 12/05/2013 - 8:18am

The Displacement Research and Action Network, based at MIT, is a global network on displacement and land rights that brings together activists, academics and policy makers to build new theory and evidence of the increase and intensity of mass internal displacement around the world due to development, conflict or climate disaster.

AAG Distinguished Scholarship Honor Awarded to Amy Glasmeier

Submitted by Ezra Glenn on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 8:39am

The Association of American Geographers (AAG) has awarded the 2014 Distinguished Scholarship Honor to DUSP Professor Amy Glasmeier, "for her insightful and data-rich insights into the geographies of economic development and planning, for her research on patterns and trends in rural poverty in America, and for her outstanding efforts to understand and inform public policy..."  For more information, see the AAG News page and the

Report On the State of Health + Urbanism

Submitted by Ezra Glenn on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 3:30pm

A newly published research report from MIT’s Center for Advanced Urbanism (CAU) 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.