A recent installment of MIT News "3 Questions" by Peter Dizekes features DUSP Professor JoAnn Carmin on helping cities plan for climate change. Visit the MIT News site to read her answers to the following questions:
Interview with Sandra Gutierrez Poizat, 2013-2014 Humphrey Fellow, El Salvador
Cities around the world are growing faster than you can say megalopolis. More than half the world lives in cities, and by 2050, it will be two-thirds. In China alone, 300 million people will move to the city within the next 15 years, and to serve them, China must build the equivalent of the entire built infrastructure of the United States by 2028.
Congratulations to DUSP student Bruno Verdini, who was awarded a "Next Generation Grant" from the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation for his research project on "United States–Mexico Water and Energy Negotiations.” The Program supports research in negotiation and conflict resolution by non-tenured faculty and doctoral students. For more information, click here.
Adèle Naudé Santos, dean of MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P), announced to the school’s faculty that after 10 years as dean, she has decided to step down and return to the faculty, effective at the end of this semester. She is the ninth dean of the school and the second woman to hold the position of school dean at MIT.