Urban planning conference highlights explosion of information on cities

The four-day Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management (CUPUM) conference sprawled like a large city, featuring over 150 presented papers from a wide variety of scholars and policymakers. With a general theme of “support systems” for planning, the event encompassed new urban analytics, modeling, and urban information infrastructures, among other topics.

Student Research: Tiny House Villages

In her MCP thesis, "Tiny House Villages for the Homeless: A Comparative Case Study," Cate Mingoya (MCP 2015) explored an innovative approach to addressing homelessness:

Professor Carlo: big data and health predictions

DUSP professor Carlo Ratti was featured on the MIT News "3 Questions" series, talking about big data and health predictions.  

Professor Rajagopal Speaks at "Globalizing Ferguson" Conference

On April 6, 2015, the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School convened a conference on "  "Globalizing Ferguson: Racialized Policing and International Resistance."  

MIT CITE Program Launches New Website

Promoting Collaboration, Conversation

The Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation (CITE) at MIT has just launched a new website, designed to facilitate learning, sharing, and action through conversation and collaboration. CITE’s new online home features a monthly discussion forum, a growing report library, and plenty of opportunities to get involved in CITE’s evaluation work.

Student Research: Upgrading from Below in the Federal District, Mexico

For her master's thesis, Claire Evans (MCP 2015) researched the "Right to the City" in Mexico's Federal District,   In 2010, then-Mayor Marcelo Ebrard of Mexico’s Distrito Federal (DF) signed the Mexico City Charter for the Right to the City. Echoing a global movement by activists, academics, citizens, and government officials, a consortium of municipal activist organizations had written the charter over a three-year participatory process.