Fall 2012

Semester Start Date: 
Saturday, September 1, 2012

"21 Days of Questions, 365 Days of Action" Launch

This October, in partnership with DUSP Professor Ceasar McDowell, the City of Cambridge will begin a revolutionary new outreach and education campaign against Domestic Violence. The project asks: What would happen if every one of us in Cambridge started to talk about Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and different forms of Abuse in Relationships? What if YOU, your friends, your family, your neighbors, your co-workers could be part of a whole new way of creating community change: by asking questions to mobilize action?

Rethinking Development: theory + strategy

Thursday, September 20

Lecture: “The Changing Field of Development Finance”

Remy Prud’homme is Professor Emeritus at the Institute for Urbanism of Paris, Paris XII University. He has held positions including deputy director of the environment at the OECD, consultant to the World Bank, and a member of WEF Global Agenda Council on the Future of mobility. His work focuses on public finance, decentralization and transportation.

Thursday, September 27th
12-2p (7-338)

China in Latin America: Challenging Development Thought and Practice, talk by Kevin Gallagher



We invite you to join us Wednesday, October 17 as we present another speaker for our Rethinking Development Lecture Series, Kevin Gallagher on: 

"China in Latin America: Challenging Development Thought and Practice"

Kevin Gallagher is Associate Professor of International Relations and Faculty Coordinator for Boston University’s Global Development Policy Program. Professor 

Can Community Development Make Cities Healthier? Insights and Action on the Social Determinants of Health

The built environment, social factors, economic conditions, and other community-level characteristics influence health far more than does medical care. While epidemiologic evidence provides insights into how living conditions can affect health, translating research into action, especially on a large scale, is a pressing challenge. This presentation will discuss Massachusetts’ implementation of one federal initiative, the Community Transformation Grants Program, designed to making living conditions healthier by changing neighborhood contexts.

New Orleans and HCED

New Orleans and HCED

Boston Main Street Program

HCED has a long-standing partnership with the Boston Main Streets Program that has included:

Center for Real Estate

MIT founded the Center for Real Estate (CRE)  in 1983 to improve the quality of the built environment and to promote more informed professional practice in the global real estate industry. Educating the men and women whose innovations will serve the industry worldwide, the CRE is a home to the first-ever one year Master of Science in Real Estate Development (MSRED) degree, as well as an integrated suite of professional development courses.

Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism

The Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism (LCAU) provides a home for faculty interested in collaborative research projects that will engage student participation. LCAU is the umbrella for various existing research laboratories and faculty projects. It organizes collaborations between these labs and other MIT groups in order to foster a cross-disciplinary expertise.

Organization for Permanent Modernity

The Organization for Permanent Modernity investigates operational templates of public form that integrate architecture, infrastructure, and landscape into elements of a lasting territorial order. Its hypothesis entails the possibility of a public reading of the territory through forms of permanence, while accommodating uncertainty and change within and around these interventions.

West Philadelphia Landscape Project

For more than twenty-five years, the West Philadelphia Landscape Project (WPLP) has worked in the Mill Creek watershed and neighborhood. Our mission is to restore nature and rebuild community through strategic design, planning, and education projects. Through our experience in Mill Creek, we seek to demonstrate how to create human settlements that are healthier, economical to build and maintain, more resilient, more beautiful, and more just.