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 http://ww2.kqed.org/ 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.  

MIT joins in Supreme Court amicus brief re. campus diversity

MIT and 12 peer institutions filed an amicus brief Monday with the U.S. Supreme Court in Fisher v. University of Texas. The court will hear arguments in the case on Dec. 9.

Now Accepting Applications for the STL/MISTI Exchange Initiative

A key focus of the Samuel Tak Lee MIT Real Estate Entrepreneurship Lab is to collaborate with government agencies, universities and colleges, and real estate professional groups to generate online courses useful for the young people worldwide, especially those in the People's Republic of China.  We're now accepting applications for the STL / MISTI 2016 Summer Exchange Camp!