Strategies for Urban Stormwater Wetlands

"Strategies for Urban Stormwater Wetlands Los Angeles and Houston," an effort of SA+P's Center for Advanced Urbanism, led by Professor Heidi Nepf, Professor Alan Berger and Lead Researcher Celina Balderas Guzman has been awarded an Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab (J-WAFS) seed-grant. A total of nine grants of $200,000 for two years were awarded to researchers from 11 MIT departments. 

Jen Light: new media and democracy

Professor Jennifer Light, a historian in MIT's Program in Science, Technology, and Society and DUSP affiliate, was featured on the MIT News "3 Questions" series, talking about "digital citizenship." 

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Jennifer Light on new media and democracy. New forms of digital media have made it easier for citizens to donate to politicians, start petitions, watch video of campaign-trail gaffes — and of course, offer their own opinions to a large audience. Are these fundamental changes to our political practices, or just modifications that leave an older form of politics intact?

Urban planning conference highlights explosion of information on cities

The four-day Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management (CUPUM) conference sprawled like a large city, featuring over 150 presented papers from a wide variety of scholars and policymakers. With a general theme of “support systems” for planning, the event encompassed new urban analytics, modeling, and urban information infrastructures, among other topics.

Student Research: Tiny House Villages

In her MCP thesis, "Tiny House Villages for the Homeless: A Comparative Case Study," Cate Mingoya (MCP 2015) explored an innovative approach to addressing homelessness:

Professor Carlo: big data and health predictions

DUSP professor Carlo Ratti was featured on the MIT News "3 Questions" series, talking about big data and health predictions.  

Professor Rajagopal Speaks at "Globalizing Ferguson" Conference

On April 6, 2015, the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School convened a conference on "  "Globalizing Ferguson: Racialized Policing and International Resistance."