NEW Certificate Program in Real Estate Finance and Development

From BusinessWire:

For the first time, MIT Professional Education, in collaboration with the MIT Center for Real Estate, will offer a Professional Certificate in real estate.

"What Long-Distance Trains Teach Us About Public Space in America"

Danya Sherman (MCP class of 2015) recently contributed an article to Next City on "What Long-Distance Trains Teach Us About Public Space in America.," noting:

CJRES Call for Papers: In Memory of Professor Alice Amsden

CJRES SPECIAL ISSUE: In Memory of Professor Alice Amsden
Editors: Susan Christopherson, Judith Clifton, Amy Glasmeier and Alpen Suresh Sheth


CDD Spring 2015 Forum- Rick Lowe, Feb 9 6:00p.m., Long Lounge

Rick Lowe is an artist whose unconventional approach to community revitalization has transformed a long-neglected neighborhood in Houston into a visionary public art project that continues to evolve, two decades since its inception. Originally trained as a painter, Lowe shifted the focus of his artistic practice in the early 1990s in order to address more directly the pressing social, economic, and cultural needs of his community.

Practicing Perspectives on Urban Design- CDD Spring 2015 Forum

Join the CIty Design and Development Program as current practitioners explore the changing field of urban design and its' place in community building and place in the private, non-profit, and public sectors of life.

MIT-USAID program releases pioneering evaluation of solar lanterns

First report of Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation offers new framework for assessment.

When a person lives on less than $2 a day — as some 2.7 billion people around the world do — there isn’t room for a product like a solar lantern or a water filter to fail.

It’s a challenge development agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and consumers themselves face every day: With so many products on the market, how do you choose the right one?