The latest issue of Places includes an essay by Professor Lawrence Vale and DUSP student Annemarie Gray entitled "The Displacement Decathlon: Olympian Struggles for Affordable Housing from Atlanta to Rio de Janeiro."
In an Earth Day address at MIT in 2008, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick outlined an ambitious set of goals that he said could achieve significant reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions and create businesses and jobs based on clean-energy solutions. In a follow-up talk this week, he described a series of successes in achieving these goals.
In April 2013, the ODGE hosted a celebration of of 47 graduate women at MIT who were nominated by their peers, faculty, and staff, including three students from DUSP: Christine Curella, Sofia Lopez, and Naomi Stein. The honorees were nominated and selected based on their leadership and service contributions at the Institute, their dedication to mentoring and their drive to make changes to improve student experience. At the celebration, held at the Microsoft NERD Center, honorees presented posters to help attendees:
DUSP MCP student Andy Cook contributed a "Letter from MIT: An Urban Planning Student on the Boston Marathon Bombing and a City in Lockdown." Among other things, the letter ponders, "What can we as planners do to help make peace in a violent world?," concluding that "the role of the planner is to confront [the world's] contradictions head-on, to untangle the complex adaptive systems that are either broken or were simply built wrong in the first place
Wednesday, April 22, at noon, MIT hosted a memorial service honoring the late Sean Collier, President L. Rafael Reif. The event was open to the MIT community and to law enforcement officers from across the nation.
Top state and federal officials attended the event, held on Briggs Field. The event followed a private memorial service and funeral in Wilmington, Mass. for Collier, the MIT Police officer who was shot and killed in the line of duty on Thursday evening.
The department is now accepting applications for our annual Excellence in Public Service Awards. Deadline: May 22, 2013.
Purpose. In 1999, DUSP established the Fund for Excellence in Public Service to raise funds to assist and encourage graduates from the Master in City Planning (MCP) program who choose to pursue public service careers. The Excellence in Public Service Awards, as the Fund’s first initiative, is designed to advance three purposes: