Congratulations, DUSP 2015

Congratulations to the Class of 2015

At the Departmental Commencement Breakfast at the MIT Media Lab on June 4, 2015, DUSP was pleased to welcome back Chrystal Kornegay (MCP 1997) as our Commencement Speaker.  Chrystal is the Undersecretary of Housing & Community Development for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

In addition to hearing from Chrystal, the following year-end awards were announced at the Breakfast.

Departmental Awards

Hugh Hampton Young Fellowship celebrates 50 years

The MIT News is celebrating 50 years of the Hugh Hampton Young Fellowship with profiles and stories of past and present fellows.

Bruno Verdini Trejo Receives Program on Negotiation Howard Raiffa Doctoral Student Paper Award

The doctoral dissertation by graduating interdisciplinary doctoral student, Bruno Verdini Trejo, “Charting New Territories Together: Laying the Foundations for Mutual Gains in United States - Mexico Water and Energy Negotiations” is the recipient of the 2015 Program on Negotiation Howard Raiffa Doctoral Student Paper Award. The annual prize is awarded to a doctoral student author of the best research paper on a topic relating to negotiation, competitive decision-making, dispute resolution, mediation, and alternative dispute resolution.

Philips alliance will support research in lighting + energy, for urban life

An article on MIT News describes the new five-year, $25 million research alliance between MIT and Philips that will ultimately support MIT research in the company’s core areas of health care and lighting solutions technology, which will be conducted in collaboration with Philips Research.

Liz Reynolds on WBUR: "more collaboration can strengthen MA innovation economy"

Elisabeth Reynolds, Executive Director of MIT’s Industrial Performance Center, and Lecturer in Urban Studies and Planning, was recently interviewed on WBUR, to discuss a recent study by MIT's Industrial Performance Center. 

Tunney Lee Density Atlas at the BSA

An ongoing project by DUSP Professor Tunney Lee, the "Density Atlas," will be on showcased at an exhibition at the Boston Society of Architects.  The Atlas -- an online resource to compare urban developments using a standard scale and measurement system -- is intended to serve as a planning and development tool to allow planners, architects, developers, and students to understand the implications of population, building footprints, and urban design in residential densities across the world.