Fall 2014

Semester Start Date: 
Monday, August 25, 2014

DUSP Town Hall: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

An open discussion for the entire DUSP community about diversity, equity, and inclusion at DUSP. Please join us!

Symposium asks, "Will the new industrial city work?"

The renewal of manufacturing is not an abstract economic issue: It is very much an urban issue. American manufacturing, for instance, rose in cities, and those cities grew around industries from automakers to steelmakers to textiles. Today, with innovation-based manufacturers helping to spur a revival in the sector, the geography of manufacturing is again at stake: Can new manufacturing fit in with the ongoing evolution of cities, and if so, how?

MIT School of Architecture and Planning Connections

Return, revisit, reacquaint, remember, renew and reinvent with faculty, alumni, and current students. End the afternoon with a cocktail reception during which alumni are invited to present posters of their work, converse with faculty members, and network with participants.

DUSP Lightning Talks

DUSP Faculty Research Lightning Talks event, which will be November 3rd from 5-7PM, in the Media Lab.

During the event, approximately a dozen different DUSP faculty will have three minutes to explain one of their research projects, in layperson's language. To add to the mix, the night will also consist of one minute elevator pitches given by current PhD students.

The Road Ahead: Forum of Future Cities

Self-driving vehicles. Drivers on demand. Data-driven infrastructure. Vehicles that respond to passengers and to the environment. A sea change is happening in transportation, and mobility of the (near) future will be radically different than today - greener, more comfortable and more efficient. Innovations are rolling out of laboratories, businesses and city halls on four, two, (or zero) wheels at an accelerating pace, exploring the future of urban mobility.

Albert Saiz: at the intersection of real estate and urban economics

The MIT News features a story from MIT's Industrial Liaison Program (ILP) describing DUSP Professor Albert Saiz's research efforts using big data and immigration patterns to understand real estate and urban housing markets.

PhD Student Opinon: Implementing Mens et Manus

A recent issue of The Tech, MIT's student newspaper, includes a guest opinion column by DUSP PhD students Brittany Montgomery and Rebecca Heywood, entitled "Implementing Mens et Manus: How can the Institute better integrate science and innovation with politics and community affairs?"

EPP Lunch Seminar with Frank Ackerman

EPP students and faculty, please join us for the first EPP lunch talk, given by Frank Ackerman. Frank will be discussing if "economics endorse continued global warming? A critique of the new climate skepticism." We will be meeting in room 9-451.

Urban Films: Rome Open City

ROME OPEN CITY (1945): A harrowing drama about the Nazi occupation of Rome and the brave few who struggled against it, ROME OPEN CITY is a shockingly authentic experience, conceived and directed amid the ruin of World War II, with immediacy in every frame. Marking a watershed moment in Italian cinema, this galvanic work garnered awards around the globe and left the beginnings of a new film movement in its wake. Directed by Roberto Rossellini. 100 minutes.

Joel Kotkin- The Geography of Inequality: Suburbs, Cities, and the future of the middle class

This talk will look at the migration of people from expensive crowded and dense places to ones that are less so. It would look at the differences between regions and within them in terms of middle class jobs, income gaps by class and race. It would deal with how we need to confront class and inequality as a major issue for cities and regions. The preservation and expansion of the middle class families should be a key consideration. Where families locate, and middle class jobs go, are primary determinants in the future of regions and urban areas.