Spring 2013

Semester Start Date: 
Friday, February 1, 2013

Funding clean-energy solutions

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.

MIT signs Compact for Sustainable Future with City of Cambridge and Harvard

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.

DUSP Alum Wins Fulbright Award

Marisa Lau (MCP 2012), was one of six MIT students/alums to be awarded a Fulbright Grant in 2013. 

DUSP Students Win Affordable Housing Competition

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.

New Cities Summit 2013

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

The Emerging Field of Mobilities Design

An introduction to the concepts, theories, methods, and cases within the new and emerging field of Mobilities Design.

Ole Jensen
Professor of Urban Theory
Centre for Mobilities and Urban Studies
Aalborg University, Denmark
and Ditte Bendix Lanng, Ph.D. Candidate

DUSP Recognized for Work in New Orleans; "After Katrina" Exhibit Now Open

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.

HUD Secretary Donovan at MIT: New challenges for urban planners

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.

 

Lessons from Chain of Change: Struggles for Black Community Development

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

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