At the Departmental Commencement Breakfast at the MIT Media Lab on June 6, 2013, DUSP was pleased to welcome back Adele Fleet Bacow (MCP 1977) as our Commencement Speaker. Adele is the President of Commuity Partners Consultants, a firm she founded in 1996 to work with cities and towns, public agencies, foundations, and community-based organizations around the country. In her work she has brought the public and private sectors together in unlikely collaborations to revitalize communities, and her speech to DUSP's newest graduates provided a wonderful opportuntity for her to share
Commencement week and Tech Reunions week unofficially kicked off when a mysterious hack was unveiled in the Lobby 7 stairwell leading to DUSP and Architecture Headquarters.
The hackers—perhaps soon-to-be alums intent on leaving a final mark on the Institute—placed fake noses and moustaches on a large portrait collage in the area between the first and second floor.
Stephen Crim (MCP 2008) has been named to NextCity's "2013 Vanguard Class" and will attend the upcoming "Vanguard Conference," an annual event gathering the country’s best and brightest urban advocates. Stephen is a Research Manager at the Mobility Lab in Arlington, VA.
The sixth annual MIT Clean Energy Prize (CEP) competition, held Monday night, awarded a total of $320,000 to five teams that have developed clean-energy startups and innovations.
The contest, co-sponsored by Massachusetts utility NSTAR and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and open to teams from any American university, is the nation’s leading student-run energy business-plan competition. Past participants have gone on to raise a total of $130 million in funding.
In what is considered to be the first agreement of its kind, MIT, Harvard University and the City of Cambridge have entered into a compact to work collaboratively to address issues related to climate change on a local basis.
Marisa Lau (MCP 2012), was one of six MIT students/alums to be awarded a Fulbright Grant in 2013.
Students from DUSP -- including team co-leader Annemarie Gray, Dara Yaskil, and Maggie Tishman -- were on the winning team of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston's 2013 Affordable Housing Design Competition. The competition pairs teams of talented graduate students with affordable housing organizations to develop innovative and comprehensive development proposals addressing the needs of these organizations.
Carlo Ratti and Assaf Biderman will present the SENSEable City Lab's work at the New Cities Summit in São Paolo, June 4-6, 2013. The summit highlights what works to solve the great urban challenges facing all cities. For their recent post on the topic, click here. For a link to the summit website click here.
An introduction to the concepts, theories, methods, and cases within the new and emerging field of Mobilities Design.
Professor of Urban Theory
Centre for Mobilities and Urban Studies
Aalborg University, Denmark
and Ditte Bendix Lanng, Ph.D. Candidate