Main Streets Practicum Featured in "Wicked Local"

Students in DUSP's "Revitalizing Urban Main Streets Practicum" presented at a community meeting in Boston's Brighton neighborhood, as covered by the Allston/Brighton Wicked Local:

Twelve graduate students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Urban Studies and Planning department presented the initial results of their three month study of the Brighton Main Streets district at the Presentation School Community Center in Oak Square last Thursday.

CDD Forum Spring 2015- Jeffrey Shumaker: Designing NYC

4/27 Jeff Shumaker, Chief Urban Designer for the NYC Department of City Planning

Collier Memorial dedication and community picnic: 4/29

During the last week of April, the MIT community is invited to gather for several events focused on MIT Police Officer Sean Collier, who was killed in active service two years ago.

Congratulations, DUSP Graduate Women of Excellence!

On April 23, 2015, MIT's Office of the Dean of Graduate Education (ODGE) will celebrate a group of graduate women at MIT nominated by their peers, faculty, and staff, and selected for recognition based on their leadership and service contributions at the Institute, their dedication to mentoring, and their drive to make changes to improve student experience.  At the celebration, held at the Microsoft NERD Center, honorees presented posters to help attendees learn about their accomplishments, celebrate their work, and discovere the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.  Included among

Norman B. Leventhal ’38, visionary developer and philanthropist, dies at 97

Corporation member helped create Boston’s urban revival and was a noted contributor to MIT.

Norman B. Leventhal ’38 — a visionary developer and philanthropist at the center of Boston’s postwar revival, and a conscience of its civic life — died Sunday at age 97. Leventhal was a life member emeritus of the MIT Corporation, and a vital member of the Institute community throughout his decades as an alumnus.

Phil Clay on Talent in Africa

In March, DUSP Professor Phil Clay participated in a panel on “Business, Higher Education and Graduate Employability” at the African Higher Education Summit in Dakar.  His remarks were quoted in a story in the University World News: