Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Submitted by Sonny Oram
on Thu, 08/11/2016 - 4:12pm
Site Planning is the process of analyzing and understanding the cultural, natural, and morphological characteristics of a place and translating this comprehensive proﬁle into meaningful design and development proposals. It is an inherently iterative process that involves shifting between regional, city, district, and localized scales in order to appropriately respond to the various environmental, economic, political, and social forces at play.
This workshop is an international collaboration between MIT’s School of Architecture + Planning, the Architecture Department, the School of Planning at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Medellin and the planning council of Comuna 8.
Three subject sequence focusing on the theory and practice of K-12 classroom education. Subject concentrates on the theory and psychology associated with student learning. Topics include educational theory, educational psychology, and theories of learning. Classroom observation is a key component. Other assignments include readings from educational literature, written reflections on classroom observations, presentations on class topics, and practice teaching.
Submitted by Phil Sunde
on Fri, 08/01/2014 - 10:17am
In his dissertation, Onesimo Flores Dewey studied how the governments of cities limited by scarce fiscal resources and weak institutions enhance their transportation planning and regulatory capacities to provide the public with cleaner, safer, efficient, and reliable public transit alternatives. Such aims are particularly challenging for cities of the developing world, in part because a quasi-informal network of privately owned transport operators has been historically responsible for satisfying the public’s mobility needs with minimal state intervention.