Spring 2013

Semester Start Date: 
Friday, February 1, 2013

Leveraging the Power of Anchor Institutions to Build Community Wealth: A Community Forum

Release of MIT-University of Maryland Case Study on Cleveland's University Hospitals Vision 2010 Program. This initiative was co-authored by J. Phillip Thompson, Associate Professor, MIT DUSP and Ted Howard, Executive Director, The Democracy Collaborative, University of Maryland.

Panel presentation - Questions and Answers followed by a reception.  The Forum will be webcast live at http://bit.ly/Wt6nuB.  A live Twitter discussion will also take place at #anchorpower.

IDG Student Alum Profile: Julia Tierney

In the third edition of the IDG student profile series, we meet Julia Tierney, a recent graduate of the Master in City Planning program. 

 

1. What were you doing before you came to DUSP?

I was working on urban upgrading (specifically water and sanitation) projects with the World Bank in Brazil.

2. Why did you choose to come to DUSP?

IDG Student Profile: Sarah Dimson

In the second of a series of IDG student profiles, we meet Sarah Dimson, a first-year Master in City Planning student. 

1. What were you doing before you came to DUSP?

Managing Sustainable Businesses for People and Profits

This course examines opportunities and challenges involved in building and growing businesses that achieve high financial performance and returns to society. It is an anchor course for the social dimensions of sustainability and serves as an elective Sloans Sustainability Certificate program.  Through readings, cases, simulations and class visits from industry leaders, students explore the underlying principles and business practices that help to secure that alignment between business health and societal wellbeing.

Tweeting the City: A Series of Real-Time Interactive Forums on Urban Issues

On the third Thursday of every month from May through November of this year, a live online Twitter discussion on various topics related to cities has been conducted by SA+P’s Community Innovators Lab (CoLab), under the hash tag #citychat.

Students Attend Geneva Global Mercuty Negotiations

A group of MIT students and faculty, including Leah Stokes and Danya Rumore (both DUSP PhD candidates in Environmental Policy and Planning)are attending the negotiations for a global treaty on mercury, which are taking place in Geneva from 13-18 January, 2013. Their goal is to help present the latest scientific results for the information of negotiators. You can follow their progress on their blog and twitter.

New Approaches to Social Science Research Discussion Group

NEW APPROACHES TO SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH  (And Their Implications for Doctoral Study in the Applied Social Sciences) Discussion group led by Larry Susskind, Ford Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning, DUSP.  Sponsored by MIT CoLab and URBAN.  Substantial challenges have been raised over the past decade to traditional models and strategies of applied social research.   These challenges go by many names including Phronesis (from Aristotle) and Participatory Action Research (PAR).

New Approaches to Social Science Research Discussion Group

NEW APPROACHES TO SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH  (And Their Implications for Doctoral Study in the Applied Social Sciences) Discussion group led by Larry Susskind, Ford Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning, DUSP.  Sponsored by MIT CoLab and URBAN.  Substantial challenges have been raised over the past decade to traditional models and strategies of applied social research.   These challenges go by many names including Phronesis (from Aristotle) and Participatory Action Research (PAR).

New Approaches to Social Science Research Discussion Group

NEW APPROACHES TO SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH  (And Their Implications for Doctoral Study in the Applied Social Sciences) Discussion group led by Larry Susskind, Ford Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning, DUSP.  Sponsored by MIT CoLab and URBAN.  Substantial challenges have been raised over the past decade to traditional models and strategies of applied social research.   These challenges go by many names including Phronesis (from Aristotle) and Participatory Action Research (PAR).

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