DUSP in the Field: Classes around the Globe

This Spring semester students and faculty at DUSP are hard at work around the world in studio and practicum classes.  Below is a quick summary of some of the places we are working, and the challenges we are tackling:

Malaysia Sustainable Cities Practicum:

Student Research: Supply-Side Water Management

In her MCP thesis, "Pipe Dream: Why Utah’s Water Managers Continue to Prioritize Supply-side Solutions," Chloe Schaefer (MCP 2015) dug down to analyze the politics and policy of water resources management in Utah.

Excellence in Public Service Awards: Call for Applications

We are now accepting applications for the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning "Excellence in Public Service Awards."  Deadline: May 2, 2016.

Purpose.  In 1999, DUSP established the Fund for Excellence in Public Service to raise funds to assist and encourage graduates from the Master in City Planning (MCP) program who choose to pursue public service careers.  The Excellence in Public Service Awards, as the Fund’s first initiative, is designed to advance three purposes:

Student Research: Governance at the Margins

In her MCP thesis, "Governance at the Margins," Smita Rawoot (MCP 2015) analyzed the challenge of implementing slum housing policy in Maharashtra, India.

2016 MSCP Scholar Speaking Series Announced

This spring, during the months of February and March, the Malaysia Sustainable Cities Program 2015-2015 Scholars will present their research conducted in Malaysia during the fall of 2015. Dates for the presentations include:

Monday, February 22nd

Wednesday, February 24th

Monday, February 29th

Carmin Memorial symposium yields "Roadmap towards justice in urban climate adaptation research"

Nature Climate Change recently published a paper proposing new areas of research on justice in climate adaptation, which emerged from the "Remembering JoAnn Carmin" memorial symposium MIT-DUSP held in December 2014. We are deeply grateful to those of you who participated in the symposium, and to my incredible team of co-authors. We hope you find this effort to honor JoAnn to be a helpful contribution, and look forward to continued discussion and collaboration.

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