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Report On The State of Health + Urbanism

The CAU is a collaborator with the AIA in responding to The Decade of Design, a 10-year Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action that focuses on health and urbanism. With MIT’s reputation as a center of cutting-edge research and innovation, and the MIT School of Architecture and Planning’s pursuit of knowledge through research, we are working together to challenge long-held assumptions about the urban environment and search for evidence-based actions that will create healthier environments through the power of design.

Places in the Making

Public places play a key role in building community and placemaking can empower local communities to create a sense of "belonging" through place. A new report by a DUSP research team, led by Susan Silberberg, examines the interactions between placemaking, community participation, and the expanding ways communities are collaborating to make great public places.

Places in the Making

Public places play a key role in building community and placemaking can empower local communities to create a sense of "belonging" through place. A new report by a DUSP research team, led by Susan Silberberg, examines the interactions between placemaking, community participation, and the expanding ways communities are collaborating to make great public places.

Pretext Securitization of Boston’s public realm after 9/11: Motives, actors and a role for planners

“Pretext securitization of Boston’s public realm after 9/11: Motives, actors and a role for planners” by Susan Silberberg is the culminating chapter in Policing Cities: Securitization and Regulation in a 21st Century World (Routledge, 2013).  Silberberg identifies the changes in Boston’s public spaces and privately owned “public” spaces after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and assesses the motives, players and planning roles in these public realm transformations.

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