Fadi Masoud on "Designing a Sustainable Future"

DUSP Lecturer Fadi Masoud recently participated in "Resilience Colloquium" on Designing a Sustainable Future, organized by the Miami School of Architecture. 

Mel King: "helping the city's youths prepare for the future"

An article in The Christian Science Monitor celebrates the work of DUSP's own Mel King.

For more than 60 years, King has been – you name it – an activist, a fair-housing advocate, a politician, an educator, a writer, a fighter for urban neighborhoods and less-advantaged families. So perhaps it’s not surprising he’s met a few people.

DUSP, CRE, and STL Lab award $1.5 million in research funding

The Samuel Tak Lee MIT Real Estate Entrepreneurship Lab (STL Lab), in conjunction with the Center for Real Estate (CRE) and the Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP), has announced its first round of faculty research grants, awarding $1.5 million to 13 MIT researchers and their teams.

How Can We Limit or Mitigate Contention Over Solar Power Infrastructure Development?

Human reliance on fossil fuels has led to a wide range of adverse environmental and health effects. As our understanding of these impacts has grown, so has the search for other, more sustainable sources of energy. One such source is solar power. The federal and state governments of the United States have created various policies and financial incentives to encourage adoption of solar energy technologies.

Student Research: Urban Planning and Scientific Uncertainty

In his MCP thesis, "Urban Planning and the Scientific Uncertainties of Sea Level Rise," Pierre Beaudreau (MCP 2015) developed a new tool to help planners and designers integrate uncertainty into their work related to planning for climate change.

James Rojas: A Planning Primer

DUSP Alum James Rojas (SM/MCP 1991) is featured in a recent exclusive feature on Planetizen, entitled "A Planning Primer: Validating the Lived Experiences of Immigrants," in which he argues that a few key considerations, implemented during a public engagement process, can ensure active and engaged participation from commonly marginalized groups and individuals.   

Two New DUSP Students Win APA Scholarship

Two members of the newest class of DUSP MCP students have been awarded the 2015 Judith McManus Price Scholarship from the American Planning Association: