Bidding to Drive

Increased automobile ownership and use in China over the last two decades has increased energy consumption, worsened air pollution, and exacerbated congestion. However, the countrywide growth in car ownership conceals great variation among cities. For example, Shanghai and Beijing each had about 2 million motor vehicles in 2004, but by 2010, Beijing had 4.8 million motor vehicles whereas Shanghai had only 3.1 million. Among the factors contributing to this divergence is Shanghai’s vehicle control policy, which uses monthly license auctions to limit the number of new cars.

CDD Forum: Civic Hacking as Civic Engagement by Nigel Jacob

 Monday, February 25, 6:00 pm, Building 10, Room 485
Civic Hacking as Civic Engagement

Student Profile: Lawrence Barriner II

Lawrence Barriner II (MCP Candidate 2014) is featured in a Student Profile in the PLAN 83, pasted below.

Hometown
Tallahassee FL

Undergraduate Work
MIT (SB expected Spring 2014)

Degree Candidate
MCP expected Spring 2014

IDG Student Profile: Deepak Lamba-Nieves

In the fourth IDG student profile, we meet fifth-year PhD student Deepak Lamba-Nieves as he reflects on his time at DUSP, his plans for the future and what it means to study international development within a city planning context. 

 

1. What were you doing before you came to DUSP?

MIT Launches Center for Advanced Urbanism

The School of Architecture + Planning at MIT announces a major new research initiative called the Center for Advanced Urbanism that will tackle planning, design, construction and retrofitting of urban environments for the 21st century.

A new park envisioned for downtown Lexington Kentucky

To tap into creative design solutions and explore ways to spur development in a new downtown “Arena, Arts and Entertainment District,” DUSP alum Jeff Fugate (SM/MCP, 2007), President and COO of the Lexington (KY) Downtown Development Authority, organized an international competition to design a new downtown park.

"ReThinking a Lot" Shortlisted for Urban Design Group Publisher Award

At a recent ceremony of at the Royal Overseas League in London, Professor Eran Ben-Joseph's book ReThinking a Lot: The Design and Culture of Parking was nominated for a National Urban Design Award as one of six top books in urban design from 2012.

In their remarks about the book, the judges noted:

Students Win International SEED Award

Stephen Kennedy (MCP’12) and Alice Shay (MCP’12), co-founders of the

Eran Ben-Joseph: DUSP's Newest Department Head

In January, Eran Ben-Joseph took over as the head of MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning, succeeding Amy Glasmeier who is stepping down after four years in the post to focus on teaching and research.

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