DUSP Faculty Spotlight

Watch our first series of faculty videos featuring Gabriella Carolini's Reflections on International Development and Urban Planning, Brent Ryan on Shrinking Cities, Mariana Arcaya describing the Relationships Between Planning and Public Health,  Janelle Knox-Hayes on Understanding U.S.

Four DUSP Students Awarded Rappaport Public Policy Fellowships

Four DUSP Master of City Planning students have been selected for the 2017 Harvard Kennedy School Rappaport Public Policy Fellowships. 

What is the future of affordable housing on Martha's Vineyard?

In cooperation with Harvard University, Island Food Products, and Island Housing Trust, DUSP students are exploring innovative methods for increasing access to affordable housing on Martha's Vineyard.
To read more about this exciting project be sure to read the full article on MVTimes here.

Connecting theory and research with application in the field

The Infrastructure, Smart Cities and Transportation Workshop, co-hosted by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) and Parsons, was held on March 8, 2017. Many of the speakers and participants were DUSP students and faculty, seeking ways to marry their innovative research with direct, actionable, application in the real world.

What are the causes and consequences of continued segregation in our communities and urban landscape?

What can students learn from bringing scholars, policy makers, community organizers, and activists together to discuss a subject on a transparent and open forum? How does a personal theory and philosophy of justice engage with the field of planning?

In this DUSP Faculty Video, Assistant Professor Justin Steil discusses these topics in relation to his work with the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy with Ingrid Gould Ellen and his pedagogy for weaving justice into his courses at MIT.

Excellence in Public Service Awards: Call for Applications

We are now accepting applications for the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning "Excellence in Public Service Awards."  Deadline: May 1, 2017.

Purpose.  In 1999, DUSP established the Fund for Excellence in Public Service to raise funds to assist and encourage graduates from the Master in City Planning (MCP) program who choose to pursue public service careers.  The Excellence in Public Service Awards, as the Fund’s first initiative, is designed to advance three purposes:

What defines a shrinking city?

What strategies are these shrinking cities engaging to rebuild? How are the diverse strategies they employ similar and how are they informed by urban planning theory? What are the implications of suburbanization of historically urban environments?

These questions and more are answered as Associate Professor Brent Ryan delves into his work behind his book Design After Decline.

Did we correct systemic issues that contributed to the financial crisis of 2007-2008?

On Wednesday March 22, Janelle Knox-Hayes hosted the second Finance, Geography, and Sustainability Speaker Series featuring guest speaker Anat Admanti from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and DUSP's own Gabriella Carolini.

The recording of the Speaker Series is available now (the recording of Gabriella's response is forthcoming).

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