Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to give address at 2016 Investiture of Doctoral Hoods

DUSP alumna Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala will be the guest speaker at the June 2 ceremony.

Just Money: Banking as if Society Mattered

What do you know about banking? Do you know what your bank does with your money? The recent financial crisis highlighted some of the most fundamental issues with the mainstream banking system.

This online Edx course looks into banks that operate differently, namely, “just banks" that use capital and finance as a tool to address social and ecological challenges.

It is for anyone who wants to understand the unique role banks play as intermediaries in our economy and how they can leverage that position to produce positive social, environmental, and economic change.

MIT named No. 1 university worldwide for architecture, No. 2 for art and design

For the second year in a row, MIT has been named the top university in the world for architecture/built environment in the latest subject rankings from QS World University Rankings. In art and design, the Institute ranked No. 2 globally, a jump from fourth position in 2015. Ten other subject areas at MIT were ranked number one.

3 from DUSP win IDEAS Global Challenge awards

3 of 12 teams who won awards at the 2016 IDEAS Global Challenge are from DUSP and SPURS:

  • Sera Tolgay and Sezen Genc, "Muhit" (Turkey):  Digitizing Turkey's muhtar system to allow for collaboration with citizens in city-making.
  • Rebecca Hui, "Roots Studio" (India):  Connecting rural artists to consumers by uploading their art for licensing into an online repository.
  • David Chin-Fei Wang, "Bamboo Bicycles Beijing" (China): Combating motorization in China by empowering youth to design their own mobility solutions. 


DUSP Student Corinna Li selected as 2016 Eno Fellow

Corinna Li has been selected as one the nation’s top graduate students in transportation as part of the 2016 Eno Future Leaders Development Conference.

Student Research: Infrastructure Development as Key to Overcoming the Resource Curse in Mineral-rich Countries

In his MCP thesis, "Beyond the Resource Curse: Mineral Resources and Development in Guinea-Conakry," Thierno Amadou Diallo (MCP 2015) explored the relationships between mineral resources and socioeconomic development and examined the role of strategic infrastructure development in overcoming the so-called "resource curse" in resource-rich countries, through a case study of Guinea-Conakry.

White House Water Summit

As part of UN World Water Day, MIT CAU’s project on stormwater constructed wetlands was featured in the White House Water Summit’s Fact Sheet, which profiles important commitments made by stakeholders around the country to push forward water security.