Medellin Practicum Publishes Final Report & Exhibits Planning Proposals

On August 21, final planning proposals from the Medellin Practicum were presented to community members and city planners in an exhibition titled "Comuna 8, a varias manos / Comuna 8, by several hands."

DUSPEXPLORER

DUSP EXPLORER is an online, interactive (beta) visualization of MIT’s Department of Urban Studies & Planning. Here you can find information about our current faculty, where we work, and how our projects intersect with each other and connect with the central themes of urban planning and design. Using the drop-down menu at the top of the page, you can begin to explore our department using the following lenses: 

Grad Student Wins $10K Public-Sector Aviation Award

Carey Anne Nadeau (MCP, Feb ‘15) has been selected after a competitive proposal process, as the recipient of a $10,000 research stipend by the Graduate Research Award Program on Public-Sector Aviation Issues.  Sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration of the U.S.

Committed to Caring: Professor Brent Ryan

Congratulations to DUSP Professor Brent Ryan, who was recently awarded a "Committed to Caring” honor from the Office of the Dean for Graduate Education.  The program recognizes MIT faculty members who "go above and beyond to make an impact in the lives of graduate students." Two new faculty members are recognized each month through a broad campus poster and web campaign.  Honorees are determined by a selection committee made up of MIT graduate students and staff.

In granting the award, the office noted,

The Multiplicities of Urban Design

I would like to begin with a couple of assertions. First, that urban design is a visual art, worthy of consideration as such with other arts: painting, sculpture, architecture. Accepting urban design as a visual art means that one also privileges urban design’s esthetic content as at least equal or superior to its other attributes, of which there are many.

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