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.

DUSP team wins TransitCenter award to improve urban mobility

A team at DUSP, including Professors Chris Zegras and Ceasar McDowell, and doctoral student Anson Stewart (MIT's Interdepartmental Program in Transportation), was awarded a major grant from TransitCenter, a foundation dedicated to improving urban mobility. The project, "Scaling Up Co-Creative Planning of Transit Corridors," will pilot new methods of engaging the public in transportation planning.

MIT named No. 1 university worldwide for social sciences

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings has named MIT the No. 1 university worldwide for social sciences for 2015-2016. The subjects covered in the ranking include economics, political science, anthropology, urban planning, communication, and business, among others.

Amy Glasmeier on KQED News: How Much Does It Really Cost to Live in California?

DUSP Professor Amy Glasmeier is featured in a story on about her Living Wage Calculator and Living Wage Map:

A single person in California needs to earn, on average, about $12.30/hour working full time to cover basic living expenses.  Add a kid to the mix, and that rate rises sharply to more than $25/hour. 

Game for climate adaptation

A new method to help communities manage climate risks

Perhaps you have heard the adage “think globally, act locally.” A DUSP project taking that idea to heart has demonstrated a new method for getting local citizens and leaders to agree on the best ways of managing the immediate and long-term effects of climate change.