This Garden is a Town

Please join us for the opening of a new DUSP exhibit, This Garden is a Town, in the Keller Gallery, Room 7-408.

Allison Albericci (MCP '12) Receives 2018 Young Architects Award

Please join us in congratulating Allison Albericci (MCP '12 and S.M. Arch '12) on being named a recipient of the The American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2018 Young Architects Award!

The Young Architects Award honors individuals who have been licensed 10 years (or fewer), who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, and made significant contributions to the architecture profession early in their careers. To read more about her accomplishments, visit the award announcement here.

Lawrence Bacow '72, DUSP professor emeritus, named President of Harvard University

Lawrence Bacow ’72, professor emeritus in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP), has been named the next president of Harvard University.

Announcing DUSP's 2018 Spring Lecture Series

We have an exciting array of lectures this semester, ranging on topics including pollution, immigration, transportation, sustainability, and more. For more information about these events, visit our events calendar.


DUSP 2018 Spring Lecture Series Poster

Poster design by Sonny Oram

More Just, Vital, and Fair Academic Institutions

Speaking at MIT, prominent philosopher Cornel West advocated for greater examination and careful monitoring of the propensity to conform to dominant beliefs at institutions of higher education.

West’s talk, titled “Speaking Truth to Power! A Discussion on Institutional Provincialism,” warned of the dangers at leading universities to 'fetishize' intelligence rather than embracing humility for ones abilities. West was introduced by MIT Department of Architecture graduate student, Ty Austin, and concluded his talk with a panel of MIT faculty members including DUSP's Ceasar McDowell.

Is Securitizing Single-Family Rentals the New Subprime Mortgage?

How did a shift in rental property ownership allow for the proliferation of the same tactics that caused the financial meltdown proceeding the Great Recession?

Projections 14: Call for Papers

Projections: 14: New Uses for Old Rivers: Rediscovering Urban Waterways

MIT Press / Call for Papers

Editors: Andrea Beck and Isadora Cruxen