Read about CAU and Professor Alan Berger's Health and Urbanism Workshop

Submitted by Sandra Elliott on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 2:52pm

MIT graduate students from architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning took part in this course, taught by professors from MIT’s Center for Advanced Urbanism in the School of Architecture + Planning. The students fanned out throughout the country to study eight metropolitan regions—Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Minneapolis, Boston, and New York—taking into consideration geographic, climatic, and population diversity.

"The Displacement Decathlon: Olympian Struggles for Affordable Housing from Atlanta to Rio de Janeiro"

Submitted by Sandra Elliott on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 2:40pm

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.

The Plan for an Innovation District in Medellin, Colombia

Submitted by Sandra Elliott on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 2:35pm

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 Deign and Suburban Baby Boomers' Local Behavior

Submitted by Sandra Elliott on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 2:33pm

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.

The Real Estate Studio 11.303 went international this year.

Submitted by Sandra Elliott on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 2:19pm

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.

Road Frustration Index

Submitted by Ezra Glenn on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 10:14am

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.

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