Fall 2014

Semester Start Date: 
Monday, August 25, 2014

Open House for Prospective Graduate Students

This event is a fantastic opportunity to learn why DUSP is ranked as one of the best planning programs in the country.  The day's main event is a lunch introducing you to the Department and its degree programs.  You'll also have the opportunity to meet current students and faculty.  Before and after lunch, you are welcome to visit classes or sign up for one-on-one meetings with faculty members.  The day will conclude with an alumni panel presented by the DUSP Career Development Office.  We look forward to meeting you!  

Registration is required.  More information coming soon!  

Ananya Roy: Governing the Slum

Governing the Slum: Global Urbanism and the New Poverty Agenda

Science, Technology, and Innovation in Africa

Wed, Sept 24, 2014
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM | MIT Bldg 26-100
Moderator: Calestous Juma, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Professor, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT

Urban Films: Revolution '67

REVOLUTION '67 is an illuminating account the black urban rebellions of the 1960s. Focusing on the six-day Newark, N.J., outbreak in mid-July, REVOLUTION '67 reveals how the disturbances began as spontaneous revolts against poverty and police brutality and ended as fateful milestones in America's struggles over race and economic justice.

Call for Abstracts: Projections 12

"Rethinking the Role of Law in Urban Planning, Policy and Development"

Projections (Vol. 12)

Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT

Due date for abstracts: 30th of October 2014

Calestous Juma on the Africa Ebola Outbreak: How do we prevent it?

DUSP MLK Visiting Professor Calestous Juma has written an opinion piece for Aljazeera on  "The Africa Ebola outbreak: How do we prevent it?"  The article argues that outbreak has exposed Africa's poor infrastructure, limited health research and inadequate scientific adviceee; see http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/08/africa-ebola-outbreak-h... to read more.

Managing Mobility in China

11.S946 Managing Mobility in China: Transportation Research Seminar

Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT, Fall 2014

Wed 9:00-11:00; 9-450B; Credits: 2-0-7


Jinhua Zhao


Medellin Practicum Publishes Final Report & Exhibits Planning Proposals

On August 21, final planning proposals from the Medellin Practicum were presented to community members and city planners in an exhibition titled "Comuna 8, a varias manos / Comuna 8, by several hands."


DUSP EXPLORER is an online, interactive (beta) visualization of MIT’s Department of Urban Studies & Planning. Here you can find information about our current faculty, where we work, and how our projects intersect with each other and connect with the central themes of urban planning and design. Using the drop-down menu at the top of the page, you can begin to explore our department using the following lenses: 

Mobility Management in China: Transportation Research Seminar

How Were Ideas Born?

This seminar dissects ten research projects from head to toe to illustrate how ideas are initiated, framed, analyzed, evidenced, written, presented, criticized, revised, extended, and hopefully published, quoted and applied! In parallel the course engages students in designing and executing their own transportation research.

How Will China Move? Managing Mobility for China’s Urban Billion