Game for climate adaptation

A new method to help communities manage climate risks

Perhaps you have heard the adage “think globally, act locally.” A DUSP project taking that idea to heart has demonstrated a new method for getting local citizens and leaders to agree on the best ways of managing the immediate and long-term effects of climate change.  

MIT joins in Supreme Court amicus brief re. campus diversity

MIT and 12 peer institutions filed an amicus brief Monday with the U.S. Supreme Court in Fisher v. University of Texas. The court will hear arguments in the case on Dec. 9.

Now Accepting Applications for the STL/MISTI Exchange Initiative

A key focus of the Samuel Tak Lee MIT Real Estate Entrepreneurship Lab is to collaborate with government agencies, universities and colleges, and real estate professional groups to generate online courses useful for the young people worldwide, especially those in the People's Republic of China.  We're now accepting applications for the STL / MISTI 2016 Summer Exchange Camp!

Zegras Named to SMART Lead Investigator Post

P. Christopher Zegras SM ’01, MCP ’01, PhD ’05 has been named the lead principal investigator for the Future of Urban Mobility Interdisciplinary Research Group at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART).

Sarah Williams on the BBC: "crunching the data to make it useful"

An segment on the BBC's "Click" talks with DUSP Professor Sarah Williams about her work with Matatu bus drivers in Nairobi and Google maps. The initiative is creating more reliable and robust digital maps to help with travel in the city.

See to listen.

Student Research: Municipal Solid Waste Management in India

In her MCP thesis, "The Role of Institutional Incentives in Municipal Solid Waste Management: a Case Study on Muzaffarnagar, India," Kate Mytty (MCP 2015) explored  the role of institutions and incentives in household waste collection through the lens of Muzaffarnagar, India.