Alnoor Ebrahim, Associate Professor, Harvard Business School
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Alnoor Ebrahim, Associate Professor, Harvard Business School
The first City Design and Development Forum of the Spring semester will take place on Monday, Feb. 8 at 12:30 PM in room 10-485.
The lecture will be on Nina Rappaport's Vertical Urban Factory
About the speaker:
Nina Rappaport is an architectural critic, curator, historian, and educator. For over sixteen years she has been publications director at Yale School of Architecture, for which she edits the bi-annual magazine Constructs, exhibition catalogs, and the studio books series.
Nature Climate Change recently published a paper proposing new areas of research on justice in climate adaptation, which emerged from the "Remembering JoAnn Carmin" memorial symposium MIT-DUSP held in December 2014. We are deeply grateful to those of you who participated in the symposium, and to my incredible team of co-authors. We hope you find this effort to honor JoAnn to be a helpful contribution, and look forward to continued discussion and collaboration.
Researchers have long believed that living in high-poverty neighborhoods makes people more likely to suffer debilitating health problems. Now a newly-published study co-authored by a DUSP professor suggests a corollary: Families that live in high-poverty neighborhoods and whose children have health problems find it harder to move out of poverty, too.
At the 2016 meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), a team from MIT -- including DUSP Professor Chris Zegras, Fang Zhao, Francisco Camara, Rudi Ball, Youngsun Kim (SMART FM), Yafei Han (DUSP alum and MIT-CEE PhD Candidate), and CEE Professor Moshe Ben-Akiva -- were recognized with the Pyke Johnson Award for their paper, "Exploratory Analysis of a Smartphone-Based Travel Survey in Singapore":
Hot off the presses, the latest publication from SA+P Press showcases over ten years worth of MIT/DUSP studios, practica, and workshops. In these 128-pages you can read about student work around the country and around the globe – from the neighborhoods of Boston to the streets of Beijing, from Maine to Manila, from the Salton Sea to Singapore.er of print copies as well if you need them.)
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
Stanford Anderson, professor of history and architecture and a former head of the Department of Architecture died on Jan. 5. He was 81.
Taking action on climate change has become a dominating issue—globally, nationally, locally and even here at MIT. Yet so many questions remain. How much and how quickly will climate change? How will these changes manifest and where? What are the greatest risks posed by a changing climate and how likely are these worst-case outcomes? What is the science behind climate change, and how can basic research inform our efforts to avert, mitigate and adapt to its impacts?
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.
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.
Herman Wallace may be the longest-serving prisoner in solitary confinement in the United States---he's spent more than 40 years in a 6-by-9-foot cell in Louisiana. Imprisoned in 1967 for a robbery he admits, he was subsequently sentenced to life for a killing he vehemently denies. Herman's House is a moving account of the remarkable expression his struggle found in an unusual project proposed by artist Jackie Sumell.
This cinema-verite documentary captures daily life at the Ida B. Wells public housing development in Chicago. The film illustrates some of the experiences of people living in conditions of extreme poverty, including the work of the tenants council, street life, the role of police, job training, drug education, teenage mothers, dysfunctional families, elderly residents, nursery school, and after school teenage programs.
Desperate, broken men chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields. A local pastor risks everything to help them. Winner, Special Jury Award for Intuitive Filmmaking: Documentary, 2014 Sundance Film Festival. "Might bring tears to your eyes... a blue-collar meditation on the meaning of community and the imperative of compassion.'' ---Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times.
Please join us for a roundtable discussion with Dr. TING SHAO, a Tomorrow Foundation Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Jennifer Light studies how Cold War military analysis and New Deal resource analysis shaped cities.
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November 23, 2015
Join us for a talk by the SENSEable City Lab about the role and impact of Data Visualization in the Lab???s work.
Talk on "Colonizing Landscapes"
The Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation (CITE) at MIT has announced its 2016 product evaluations.
The interdisciplinary program will bring together faculty and students from across MIT to evaluate at least three new types of products being used by people in developing countries, including solar water pumps, food aid packaging, and wheelchairs.
Please join us for the STL Lab Open House!
Drop in any time to see some of the exciting projects supported by the STL Lab, including
Faculty Seed Fund Research
MISTI ??? China Summer Internships
STL Open Entrepreneurship Competition
New multi-media case studies
Real Estate Games
Bring your friends and come decorate your own cookies/cupcakes, and enjoy ice cream and hot cocoa while learning about the STL Lab.
We look forward to seeing you there!