2017-2018 MSCP Research Agenda Released

The MIT-UTM Malaysia Sustainable Cities Program is pleased to share the 2017-2018 Research Agenda. The Research Agenda draws from the collective experiences of the thirteen MIT graduate students, UTM students, eight International Visiting Scholars, and MIT and UTM faculty members who participated in the MSCP 2017 Practicum. A new addition to this year's Research Agenda is potential Policy Memos highlighted in each section, directed to specific federal ministries.

What is a technocratic approach to dealing with climate change and how does it affect a particular cultures' ability to respond to challenges posed by the effects of climate change?

Who is Associate Professor Janelle Knox Hayes? How can her work, focused on the Arctic, contribute to better climate adaptation as well as mitigation by a diverse set of stakeholders? What is a technocratic approach to dealing with climate change and how does it affect a particular cultures' ability to respond to challenges posed by the effects of climate change?

Learn the answers to these questions and more in the next DUSP Faculty Video featuring Associate Professor Janelle Knox-Hayes.

What is the dynamic relationship between social and fiscal responsibilities and how does it relate to planning?

Learn the answers to these important questions and discover more about DUSP Assistant Professor Gabriella Carolini in our first DUSP Faculty Video.

 

DUSP's GIS and Data Visualization Specialist, Mike Foster, Featured in National Geographic

In an article detailing the childhood experiences of eight modern, prominent map makers, DUSP's data visualization specialist, Mike Foster is featured for his technical and artistic work here at MIT. Check out Mike's contributions to DUSPviz here.

How can scientist conduct and communicate scientific research in ways that contribute to societal wellbeing?

An increased focus on ‘policy literacy’ for climate scientists, parallel to ‘science literacy’ for the public, is a critical need to close the science–society gap in addressing climate mitigation.

NeuroMesh Earns First Runner-Up in MIT 100K Accelerate

As the omnipresence of and resultant increased dependency on smart devices accelerates, so does the security risks associated with the internet of things (IoT). NeuroMesh, a managed security solution providing cybersecurity for internet-connected devices, works to provide cybersecurity for IoT products, which are often produced with minimal consideration for the vulnerabilities they create in a network.

How familiar are you with design and development of urban mega-projects?

 Under what circumstances can foreign investors undertake massive mixed-use projects? What are the factors that determine success of these mega-projects?

Lynne Sagalyn and Gary Hack DUSP Fund

Urban Planning Alums Establish Fund for Doctoral Student Research

A new fund will provide vital financial support to doctoral candidates in DUSP. Established by and named in honor of two of the department's alumni, the “Lynne Sagalyn and Gary Hack DUSP Fund” will provide grants up to $20,000 per student to enable research leading to doctoral dissertations; funds may be used for travel, data acquisition, student stipends, and other research expenses.

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