Opening Reception for Sidewalk City: Mapping the Unmapped in the Wolk Gallery. Installation extends from a foodtruck on Massachusetts Avenue. Visitors can follow the red line from the truck to Wolk Gallery and enjoy Vietnamese appetizers.
Maps both blind and unveil. Authors of maps make choices about what to include and ignore, about how to code and what to represent. Conventions strengthen the mapmaker’s claim that “this is here.” Meanwhile, in the midst of rapid urbanization, planning maps continue to privilege built form and are typically created for an idealized public with assumed spatial practices.
On August 29, 2013 (1:00PM Eastern/10:00AM Pacific) DUSP Lecturer Ezra Glenn will present a free webinar on using the acs package, hosted by the Orange County R User Group. This one-hour on-line event will provide a general introduction to the acs package, including a live demonstration and time for Q&A.
As part of a series on urbanization in China, Professor Tunney Lee was interviewed on China Radio International's "People in the Know" program. The discussion explores both positive and negative examples of urbanization, to highlight successful development models that China can emulate--and mistakes to avoid. To learn more about the series, or to listen to the broadcast, visit the CRI English website.
A semester-long urban design and planning workshop implemented simultaneously at MIT and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. The advanced workshop will examine BRT corridors in two contexts, Santiago de Chile and Boston, and will involve approximately 15 graduate students at each university.
Professor Gabriella Carolini and eight DUSP students are working this summer in KaTembe, a peri-urban district in Mozambique’s capital of Maputo. They are working with a local youth group and architecture students to complete a household and neighborhood survey on basic services and to test new methodologies for determining local affordability of water. They also work together with Mozambican partners on an advocacy strategy for how to locally mobilize data collected to affect desired changes and improvements in water and sanitation systems in particular.
We recently asked a number of alumni to share their reflections on the value of their DUSP education. From time to time, we will feature their responses in this space.
This seminar is an introduction to iHouse, New House's newest living/learning community focused on developing the next generation of global leaders. The seminar is mandatory for freshmen who choose to live in iHouse, with limited space for non-iHouse freshmen. If you hope to live in iHouse, please list 11.A11 among your seminar choices on the Advising application.
Issues in international development, appropriate technology and project implementation addressed through lectures, case studies, guest speakers and laboratory exercises. Students form project teams to partner with community organizations in developing countries, and formulate plans for an optional IAP site visit. (Previous field sites include Ghana, Brazil, Honduras and India.) Recitation sections focus on specific project implementation, and include cultural, social, political, environmental and economic overviews of the target countries as well as an introduction to the local languages.
Explores the ways in which energy efficiency is enabled by innovations in technology, business models, and public initiatives, and its potential to create societal, economic and carbon benefits. Supported by guest interviews with government and industry efficiency leaders, students critically examine current practice methods and issues. Develops skills in areas such as building energy analysis, economic resource planning, energy information and behavioral analysis, and business/program strategy development and evaluation.