MIT on climate research and strategies

The MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) and MIT News are sharing updates on MIT activities at COP21 in Paris, including this recent story (featuring DUSP PhD Jessica Gordon):

Sharing climate research and strategies in Paris

MIT events throughout climate talks underscore Institute’s global perspectives and partnerships.

Student Research:  the Future of Staten Island's East Shore

In his MCP thesis, "Buyouts and Beyond: Politics, Planning, and the Future of Staten Island's East Shore," Alex Brady (MCP 2015) explored planning for resilience in Post-Sandy New York:

Student Research: Role-Play Simulations for Coastal Adaptation

In her PhD dissertation "Role-Play Simulations: A Tool for Transformative Civic Education and Engagement Around Science-Intensive Environmental Issues," Danya Rumore (PhD 2015) explored the use of role-play simulations for public education and civic engagement in the area of climate change adaptation.

Water for 900,000,000 People

Research from an MIT Tata Center team led by Professor James Wescoat is making strategic planning of India's rural water systems possible for the first time.

When James Wescoat made his first research trip to India more than 40 years ago, it was to study the impressive waterworks of the bygone Mughal Empire — an experience that fueled his fascination with the utility, cultural significance, and beauty of water. But he also saw firsthand how a poor modern-day water infrastructure was hindering the nation’s progress.

New View of the City

Jennifer Light studies how Cold War military analysis and New Deal resource analysis shaped cities.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office 
November 23, 2015

CITE announcing its 2016 product evaluations

The Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation (CITE) at MIT has announced its 2016 product evaluations.

The interdisciplinary program will bring together faculty and students from across MIT to evaluate at least three new types of products being used by people in developing countries, including solar water pumps, food aid packaging, and wheelchairs.