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.
In an Earth Day address at MIT in 2008, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick outlined an ambitious set of goals that he said could achieve significant reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions and create businesses and jobs based on clean-energy solutions. In a follow-up talk this week, he described a series of successes in achieving these goals.
Professor Tom Angotti, Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning, Hunter College; Graduate Center, City University of New York
Fred Salvucci, Departments Civil and Environmental Engineering; Urban Studies and Planning, MIT; Former Secretary of Transportation of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Co-sponsors: Department of Urban Studies & Planning and MIT CoLab
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. This exhibition showcases the work of DUSP and MIT in New Orleans. These projects have been sustained and evolved through the entrepreneurship of faculty and students who developed and built on relationships in the city and dedicated teaching, studies, and community service work toward post-Katrina rebuilding efforts.
In April 2013, the ODGE hosted a celebration of of 47 graduate women at MIT who were nominated by their peers, faculty, and staff, including three students from DUSP: Christine Curella, Sofia Lopez, and Naomi Stein. The honorees were nominated and selected based on their leadership and service contributions at the Institute, their dedication to mentoring and their drive to make changes to improve student experience. At the celebration, held at the Microsoft NERD Center, honorees presented posters to help attendees:
DUSP MCP student Andy Cook contributed a "Letter from MIT: An Urban Planning Student on the Boston Marathon Bombing and a City in Lockdown." Among other things, the letter ponders, "What can we as planners do to help make peace in a violent world?," concluding that "the role of the planner is to confront [the world's] contradictions head-on, to untangle the complex adaptive systems that are either broken or were simply built wrong in the first place