In what is considered to be the first agreement of its kind, MIT, Harvard University and the City of Cambridge have entered into a compact to work collaboratively to address issues related to climate change on a local basis.
Marisa Lau (MCP 2012), was one of six MIT students/alums to be awarded a Fulbright Grant in 2013.
Students from DUSP -- including team co-leader Annemarie Gray, Dara Yaskil, and Maggie Tishman -- were on the winning team of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston's 2013 Affordable Housing Design Competition. The competition pairs teams of talented graduate students with affordable housing organizations to develop innovative and comprehensive development proposals addressing the needs of these organizations.
Carlo Ratti and Assaf Biderman will present the SENSEable City Lab's work at the New Cities Summit in São Paolo, June 4-6, 2013. The summit highlights what works to solve the great urban challenges facing all cities. For their recent post on the topic, click here. For a link to the summit website click here.
In the eight years since Katrina, faculty, students, and alumni from MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) and School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) have worked in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast with many organizations and on many issues.
In a talk at MIT organized by DUSP on May 7, 2013, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan called for a new wave of creative urban planning to help cities evolve during a time of economic hardship.
“The role of the urban planner today is more important than it was 25 or 50 or 80 years ago,” Donovan said.