MIT @ Lawrence

Submitted by Ezra Glenn on Thu, 10/11/2012 - 4:12pm

MIT@Lawrence is a long-term commitment to support dynamic and mutually beneficial relationships between faculty, students, and staff at MIT, together with civic leaders, residents, and community-based organizations in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

Changing Places Lab

Submitted by Ezra Glenn on Thu, 10/11/2012 - 3:07pm

The Changing Places group proposes that fundamentally new strategies must be found for creating the places where people live/work, and the mobility systems that connect these places, in order to meet the profound challenges of the future. We are developing technology to understand and respond to human activity, environmental conditions, and market dynamics.

Biloxi Studio - Bayou Auguste Restoration

Submitted by Eran Ben-Joseph on Sat, 09/29/2012 - 8:28am

As an outgrowth of partnership between Eran Ben-Joseph’s 2008 East Biloxi Studio and Mississippi State University Gulf Coast Community Design Studio (GCCDS), a neighborhood wetland park in Biloxi MS was completed in February. Initially  suggested, designed and planned by MIT and MSU students, the idea became part of a larger community effort.

Addressing the Land Claims of Indigenous Peoples (2008)

Submitted by Ezra Glenn on Fri, 09/14/2012 - 4:01pm

Working with the MIT Program in Human Rights and Justice, DUSP Professor Larry Susskind and doctoral candidate Isabelle Anguelovski have prepared a report entitled "Addressing the Land Claims of Indigenous Peoples." The paper explores 14 case studies to understand the strategies and preconditions for effectively resolving these indigenous land claims.


Boston Mode-Shift: Bike Planning

Submitted by Ezra Glenn on Fri, 09/14/2012 - 3:48pm

The MIT Site and Urban System class (11.304/4.255) worked with the City of Boston Director of Bicycle Programs and Toole Design Group to develop a comprehensive and integrated bicycle plan and street design that enhance a livable public realm, are shared by all modes of travel equitably, and are responsive to environmental conditions.

General goals:

Site and Urban Systems Studio-Israel

PROTOTYPICAL SUSTAINABLE RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES 2025 The Site and Environmental Systems Planning Workshop will be an international practicum in collaboration with Tel-Aviv University Laboratory for Contemporary Urban Design. The course is part of a long term research project that strives to plan, design and retrofit existing residential communities to become low carbon, ecologically responsive, incorporate new technologies, and in general to enhance the livability and self reliance for the local residents and potential new comers.