DUSP Students Win Affordable Housing Competition

Submitted by Ezra Glenn on Mon, 05/13/2013 - 4:13pm

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.

HUD Secretary Donovan at MIT: New challenges for urban planners

Submitted by Ezra Glenn on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 9:09pm

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.


A Conversation with the Honorable Shaun Donovan, Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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.