SENSEable study uses network data to show communication patterns and social divisions

Submitted by Ezra Glenn on Thu, 12/19/2013 - 2:41pm

Many residents of Britain, Italy, and Belgium imagine there to be a kind of north-south divide in their countries, marking a barrier between different social groups and regional characteristics. Now a new study by MIT researchers reveals that such divides can be seen in the patterns of communication in those countries and others.

DUSP Alum Wins National Young Talent Award in Spain

Submitted by Ezra Glenn on Thu, 12/12/2013 - 10:04am

The Government of Catalonia and the Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation (FCRI) have awarded the National Young Talent Award for Research to Isabelle Anguelovski (PhD 2011), Senior Researcher and Principal Investigator at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA) within the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). Isabelle Anguelovski specializes in issues of poverty and environmental inequities.

Displacement Research and Action Network Website Launched

Submitted by Ezra Glenn on Thu, 12/05/2013 - 8:18am

The Displacement Research and Action Network, based at MIT, is a global network on displacement and land rights that brings together activists, academics and policy makers to build new theory and evidence of the increase and intensity of mass internal displacement around the world due to development, conflict or climate disaster.

IDG Participatory Budgeting

Submitted by Phil Sunde on Wed, 11/27/2013 - 4:40pm

IDG began the 2013-2014 school year with a participatory budgeting process meant to increase student involvement in program group planning and financing. For students working in international contexts and committed to addressing issues of equity and governance, this offered an opportunity to experience and participate in an increasingly common practice in democratic deliberation and decision-making that many IDG students have encountered in their course of study.