STL Lab Develops Educational Real Estate Game

The STL Lab has engaged the services of MIT’s Game Lab to create a real estate game as part of the Mission Curriculum.  The prime objective of the educational game is to introduce the concept of socially responsible real estate entrepreneurship to young students between the ages of 16 and 22.  The core message of the game is to demonstrate that the best strategy for maximizing long-term profit from investing in real estate is to invest adequately in public goods.  Following situations in China, our current understanding is that real estate developers are often responsible for constructing p

Architecture Professor Stanford Anderson Dies at 81

Stanford Anderson, professor of history and architecture and a former head of the Department of Architecture died on Jan. 5. He was 81.

Playing 'Serious Games' to Solve Real-World Problems

In their recent article, Playing ‘serious games,’ adults learn to solve thorny real-world problems, Professor Larry Susskind and PhD Candidate Ella Kim examine the benefits of using serious games to enhance scientific understanding, identify common interests and catalyze collaboration among stakeholders.

Student Research: Assessing Climate Adaptation Tools

In her MCP thesis, "Cal-Adapt and the Usability of Climate Adaptation Tools," Melissa Deas (MCP 2015) explored the policy implications of how we understand and visualize climate change.

Justin Steil on Evictions in East Boston: WBUR Radio Boston

DUSP Professor Justin Steil was a recent guest on WBUR's Radio Boston, for a special program entitled, "Evictions In East Boston: How Can Boston’s Housing Be More Affordable?"

To hear more, visit http://radioboston.wbur.org/2015/12/17/evictions-talker.

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Help Inform CITE's New Wheelchair Evaluation

This year, MIT/DUSP's Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation (CITE) program plans to evaluate a diverse group of wheelchairs intended for use by adults in the developing world which have been distributed by organizations skilled in service delivery. CITE is working closely with the International Society of Wheelchair Professionals and a USAID-funded project called Coordinating Logistics of Assistive Technology Provision, or CLASP, to conduct the evaluation.

MIT on climate research and strategies

The MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) and MIT News are sharing updates on MIT activities at COP21 in Paris, including this recent story (featuring DUSP PhD Jessica Gordon):

Sharing climate research and strategies in Paris

MIT events throughout climate talks underscore Institute’s global perspectives and partnerships.

Student Research:  the Future of Staten Island's East Shore

In his MCP thesis, "Buyouts and Beyond: Politics, Planning, and the Future of Staten Island's East Shore," Alex Brady (MCP 2015) explored planning for resilience in Post-Sandy New York:

Student Research: Role-Play Simulations for Coastal Adaptation

In her PhD dissertation "Role-Play Simulations: A Tool for Transformative Civic Education and Engagement Around Science-Intensive Environmental Issues," Danya Rumore (PhD 2015) explored the use of role-play simulations for public education and civic engagement in the area of climate change adaptation.

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