Ten MIT students had an experience of a lifetime as they joined officials from around the world for the fifth and final meeting to finalize the new Minamata Convention on mercury in Geneva, Switzerland. They were joined by their instructor, Noelle Selin, an assistant professor of engineering systems and atmospheric chemistry. The students blogged about their experiences at http://mit.edu/mercurypolicy.The panelists will share their experiences of seeing international environmental policy-making in action and their thoughts on the final
In January, Eran Ben-Joseph took over as the head of MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning, succeeding Amy Glasmeier who is stepping down after four years in the post to focus on teaching and research.
SLAB meets weekly to experiment with methods of ethnographic spatial analysis and developing a humanistic cartography. We produce public proposals, publications, exhibits, and symposia. For more information, please use the SLAB research website link. Students interested in participating typically take MIT 11.483 Housing and Land Use in Rapidly Urbanizing Regions.
Detroit Future City: Aiming to Transform the City through Economic Assets, Transformative Landscapes, and Community Values
Discussion of the newly released Detroit Future City plan
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.
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?