The Displacement Research & Action Network, an initiative of the Program on Human Rights and Justice 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.
JTL: a MIT research lab
Projections, the Journal of the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning, focuses on the most innovative and cutting edge research in planning. Each volume is devoted to a different topic of interest to planning scholars, students, and professionals. As a peer-reviewed publication, Projections welcomes original high quality submissions at the vanguard of planning theory and practice.
Flocksourcing a bus map for Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Over the course of summer 2013, Christopher Zegras' research group, through a partnership with UTL (Urban Travel Logistics) and the MISTI Global Seed Grant, engaged in a two month research initiative to bring Flocksourcing techniques developed and refined in the field in Dhaka, Bangladesh to Mexico City, Mexico. The resulting report (which is still in a draft phase) has now been made available throughout this site.
Mobility Futures Collaborative's mission is to harness advanced mobile data acquisition technologies for deployment and operation in oft-unconsidered internation urban contexts with the intent of seeding such systems to local organizations designed to create a sustainable loop of data production and analysis.
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 dowload the paper, use the download link in the sidebar.
SUSTAINABLE NEIGHBORHOODS IN CHINA
Through Inclusiveness, Connection, & Environment: A Planning Handbook
Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
In the Global South small, isolated communities of 50,000 or less not only often lack municipally run solid waste management systems, but because their communities do not warrant the sufficient tonnage of recyclable goods to cover transportation costs, they are prohibited from establishing economically viable recycling systems.