Submitted by Ezra Glenn on Wed, 12/19/2012 - 1:14pm
Symposium: Thursday, January 17, 2013 (5-9pm). Room 9-450, MIT Exhibition: December 19, 2012- February 15, 2013 at the Keller Gallery, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 7-408, MIT On view December 19, 2012- February 15, 2013, 9am – 5pm Monday - Friday
Waste2Place is a Web portal collaboratively produced with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Superfund Group in Region 8, (sponsored by a grant from Tiffany & Co. Foundation for $100K). With over 500,000 abandoned mine sites in the U.S. alone, the need for new ways of thinking about these landscape liabilities is long overdue. The website serves communities that want to redevelop abandoned mining sites but do not know how to navigate clean-up protocols and EPA regulatory standards.
This cinema-verite documentary captures daily life at the Ida B. Wells public housing development in Chicago. The film illustrates some of the experiences of people living in conditions of extreme poverty, including the work of the tenants council, street life, the role of police, job training, drug education, teenage mothers, dysfunctional families, elderly residents, nursery school, and after school teenage programs. Directed by Fred Wiseman.
Originally aired as a four-hour television series for PBS, this epic work introduces women and girls who are living under some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable---and fighting bravely to change them. Traveling with intrepid reporter Nicholas Kristof and A-list celebrity advocates, the film reflects viable and sustainable options for empowerment and offers an actionable blueprint for transformation. Directed by Maro Chermayeff.
Subtitled "A Requiem in Four Acts," Spike Lee's heart-rending portrait of New Orleans in the wake of the destruction manages to be both intimate and epic. Originally aired as a four-part HBO miniseries, the film tells the heartbreaking personal stories of those who endured this harrowing ordeal--yet, somehow, amidst the ruins, the people of New Orleans are finding new hope and strength as the city rises from the ashes. Directed by Spike Lee.
Applies planning skills to overcome persistent market barriers to energy efficiency improvements in rented housing and neighborhood commercial facilities. The outcome will be a pilot proposal and analysis for the Cambridge Central Square neighborhood that will be presented to the clients and relevant stakeholders at the end of the semester.
Ghana is seriously off-track in meeting the Millennium Development Goal for Sanitation by 2015, yet it is a stable, peaceful, democratic country that has been re-classified from low-income to low-middle income in 2011 by the World Bank, so an enabling environment is present. In this Practicum we will conduct a Participatory Planning Process and Situation Analysis with a focus on 3 major cities: Tamale, Accra and Kumasi, Ghana engaging the challenges through the lens of innovation, gender, technology and development..
This seminar provides participants a unique opportunity to find nominations for the 2013 Kevin Lynch Award - a renowned international award for outstanding work in urban design, planning, or scholarship. The Kevin Lynch Award was established to honor the memory of Kevin Lynch, an MIT alumnus, urban designer, author and member of the faculty of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning for thirty years. Since its establishment in 1988, the MIT department of urban studies and planning has granted Kevin Lynch Awards to