Boston Society of Architecture “Research in Architecture Grant” The Secure City: Design and Perception of Public Space Post 9/11

Susan Silberberg was awarded a competitive research grant from the Boston Society of Architects to investigate the design and perception of public space post 9/11.  Terrorist events have caused many cities and the federal government to rethink issues of public accessibility, open space design and perimeter building protection.  This redesign and retrofit of public space to create a secure public realm has prompted responses ranging from organized efforts to identify roles for professionals and win government design contracts, to public outrage at the changes to u

The New Division of Labor

As the current recession ends, many workers will not be returning to the jobs they once held--those jobs are gone. In The New Division of Labor, Frank Levy and Richard Murnane show how computers are changing the employment landscape and how the right kinds of education can ease the transition to the new job market.

Working with acs.R

Notes to accompany the acs package in the R statistical programing language, used for working with ACS data from the U.S. Census.  For more info, see http://eglenn.scripts.mit.edu/citystate/ and http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/acs/.

Teaching the New Basic Skills

Fifteen years ago, a U.S. high school diploma was a ticket to the middle class. No longer. The skills required to earn a decent income have changed radically. The skills taught in most U.S. schools have not. Today the average 30-year-old person with a high school diploma earns $20,200, and the nation faces a future of growing inequality and division. Teaching the New Basic Skills shows how to avoid such a future.

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