Professor Alan Berger’s research on North American Urbanization and Mobility is featured in the first issue of the Harvard Journal of Real Estate, which is now online at the Real Estate Academic Initiative website.
Professor Larry Vale co-authored an article with Annemarie Gray (MCP ’14) “The Displacement Decathlon: Olympian Struggles for Affordable Housing from Atlanta to Rio de Janeiro,” was published in Places in April 2013.
Professor Dennis Frenchman is working with Carlo Ratti and PhD students Jota Samper and Ricardo Alvarez on the Plan for an Innovation District in Medellin, Columbia. In a separate project, MIT and Medellin students in 11.320 Digital City Design Workshop developed digital applications for improving life in the city’s favellas, involving distributed health care, digital fabrication of building components, and household energy management, among others.
Neighborhood Design and Suburban Baby Boomers’ Local Behavior Eran Ben-Joseph, Christopher Zegras, Jae Seung Lee: Two referred papers published showing results from this ongoing DOT sponsored project. Safely Active Mobility for Urban Baby Boomers: The Role of Neighborhood Design” in Accident Analysis & Prevention May 2013.
Professor Brent Ryan has published a chapter in this new book titled: Urban Megaprojects: A Worldwide View.
Flocksourcing Dhaka: Mobile Phone-Sourced Intelligence used to create the city's first bus map by CDD/MCP'12 alumns Albert Ching and Stephen Kennedy.
The Real Estate Development Studio, 11.303 went international this year preparing proposals for a major downtown site in Sao Paulo, Brazil. CDD alum Victor Eskinazi joined Professors Dennis Frenchman and Peter Roth to teach the class and organize the site visit. The project was developed in cooperation with the city and Vivo Centro! a local business group.
To investigate the emotive aspects of driving, Audi and the Senseable City Lab are working together to develop the Road Frustration Index, a project that combines realtime data on traffic, incidents, weather and driver sentiment across 30 metropolitan areas in the US to approximate the level of road-induced stress in each locale.
The "Energy Proforma" is an online analysis and design tool created by the MIT Clean Energy City project that estimates the energy use of a city’s residents based on their neighborhood’s design characteristics. To try it out, and to learn about research on energy consumption and neighborhood design, visit http://energyproforma.mit.edu/webtool2S/home.
With a five-year grant from the National Science Foundation, our MIT team, under the direction of Professor Lawrence Susskind, in conjunction with colleagues at Tufts University, has organized a Global Research Coordination Network -- a collection of fifteen research centers around the world engaged in water security research and studies of water conflict (www.waterdiplomacy.org).