Fall 2013

Semester Start Date: 
Sunday, September 1, 2013

e4Dev Special Event with Power Africa

In July 2013, President Barack Obama launched Power Africa, a major initiative to double access to power in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030. On October 17, 2013 e4Dev invites Power Africa and Trade Africa Coordinator Andrew Herscowitz and USAID Energy Division Chief Allen Eisendrath to talk more about this initiative which aims to:

BIG DATA OR BAD DATA

BIG DATA OR BAD DATA — an initiative by the Senseable City Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology — will kick off on 15 November 2013 with a panel between Noam Chomsky, professor and activist, Barton Gellman, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and publisher of Edward Snowden’s leaks in the Washington Post, and special speakers TBA. The discussion will continue in an open, self-organizing way, involving thought leaders form academia, industry, government and privacy rights groups. MORE INFO

Resilience as Inclusion: Expanding the Geography of Housing Opportunity in America

Lisa Davis, Ford Foundation, with responses from Xav Briggs and Albert Saiz

 

This lecture is part of  the "Successful Struggles: Planning for Resilient Urban Housing" seminar organized by the Resilient Cities Housing Initiative (RCHI).

The Slogan and the Whisper

Antarin Chakrabarty, Ethiopian Institute of Technology

 

This lecture is part of the "Successful Struggles: Planning for Resilient Urban Housing" seminar organized by the Resilient Cities Housing Initiative (RCHI).

Favelas at the Vanguard: Rethinking Our Assumptions in Sustainable Development

Theresa Williamson, Founder and Executive Director, Catalytic Communities

 

This lecture is part of the "Successful Struggles: Planning for Resilient Urban Housing" seminar organized by the Resilient Cities Housing Initiative (RCHI).

The Homeless as City Makers: Struggles from Urban India

Miloon Kothari, Former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing

This lecture is part of  the "Successful Struggles: Planning for Resilient Urban Housing" seminar organized by the Resilient Cities Housing Initiative (RCHI).

 

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.

To view the paper, click here

MATI - Mozambique: Advocacy and Participatory Planning

UrbanAfrica presents:
MATI - Mozambique
Speaker: Dr. Gabriella Carolini (MIT), Prof. Anselmo Cani Lourenco (University of Eduardo Mondlane (UEM) in Mozambique), students of both MIT and UEM
This summer, researchers from MIT joined with researchers, community members, and other stakeholders from Mozambique in Southern Africa!

SMART/SimMobility on CNBC

DUSP Professor Joe Ferreira was featured on CNBC's "The Edge" in a segment featuring MIT's SMART/SimMobility project. 

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