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Semester Start Date: 
Saturday, January 31, 2009

Shenzhen Futures (2007)

Beginning in the Fall of 2005, MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning has offered a series of studios and research seminars on sustainable residential development with sponsorship from the Vanke Group. This report contains the work of the Spring 2007 Shenzhen Planning Studio.

Sustaining Shenzhen: Residential Development for Livable Futures (2008)

Sustainable Residential Development in Shenzhen
Starting in the fall of 2005, MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning has offered a series of studios and research seminars on sustainable residential development with sponsorship from the Vanke Co. This report contains the work of the Spring 2008 Shenzhen Planning Studio. The studio’s goal has been to address sustainable neighborhood and related environmental, social, and economic issues expected to emerge over the next twenty years.

Connectivity and Accessibility: Development for Sustainable Futures (2009)

Sustainable ResidentialDevelopment in Shenzhen
Starting in the fall of 2005, MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning has offered a series of studios and research seminars on sustainable residential development with sponsorship from the Vanke China, . This report contains the work of the Spring 2009 Shenzhen Planning Studio, the third to be set in the Bantian District of Shenzhen. The studios’ goal has been to address sustainable neighborhood and related environmental, social, and economic issues expected to emerge over the next twenty years.

Sustainable Community Development (2010)

Sustainable Residential Development in Shantou

Springfield Partnership

Springfield Partnership

While the Springfield Studio is not being offered, Dr. Ceasar McDowell continues to work with the Northend community in Springfield. Students interested in this work should contact Professor Caesar McDowell directly.

MIT @ Lawrence

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

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

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.

Changing Cities: 75 Years of Planning Better Futures at MIT

Changing Cities Exhibit and Monograph

To mark the 75th anniversary of the planning program at MIT in 2008, department head Larry Vale prepared a museum exhibit and illustrated catalog on the program's history.  To download, use the link at the left.

Changing Cities Symposium: April, 2008

Addressing the Land Claims of Indigenous Peoples (2008)

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.

 

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