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
In the eight years since Katrina, faculty, students, and alumni from MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) and School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) have worked in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast with many organizations and on many issues.
In a talk at MIT organized by DUSP on May 7, 2013, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan called for a new wave of creative urban planning to help cities evolve during a time of economic hardship.
“The role of the urban planner today is more important than it was 25 or 50 or 80 years ago,” Donovan said.
BOSTON WORKERS ALLIANCE
Invites You to an Interactive Discussion on: Applying “Chain of Change” to Today
Black Community Development, Economic Development, Education, Housing & More
Let’s Come Together for Dialogue So We Can Take Collective Action
Featuring the Legendary Mel King
The latest issue of Places includes an essay by Professor Lawrence Vale and DUSP student Annemarie Gray entitled "The Displacement Decathlon: Olympian Struggles for Affordable Housing from Atlanta to Rio de Janeiro."
Displacement Action and Research Network @ MIT, Left@MIT & Association for India's Development - Boston & MIT chapters present
Development for Whom?: POSCO in India
Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion
Students from Professor Sarah Williams' Crowdsourced City class will be presenting their "Futurefront" project at the upcoming Ideas City Festival.
From climate adaptation and urban sustainability to the foreclosure crisis, persistent poverty, homelessness, housing discrimination, and more, Secretary Donovan has worked under President Obama to tackle some of America's most urgent challenges. What lies ahead for the second term, and how can we plan and shape our cities to address current and future challenges.
Welcome by L. Rafael Reif, President, MIT; Introduction by Professor Xavier de Souza Briggs, Professor, Urban Studies & Planning.
Open to the general public.