As many of you know, the Garment District has been under enourmous pressure to rezone over the past several years. This proposal could possibly erode the way in which designers are able to work and innovate. During Summer of 2011, the Spatial Information Design Lab, in partnership with Elizabeth Currid, set out to quantify the importance of manufacturing firms in the Garment District. In this project we used smart phone technology to perform a survey of the spatial patterns of New York City deisgn firms.
Larry Vale new book Purging the Poorest: Public Housing and the Design Politics of Twice-Cleared Communities offers a new narrative of the seventy-five-year struggle to house the “deserving poor.” In the 1930s, two iconic American cities, Atlanta and Chicago, demolished their slums and established some of this country’s first public housing. Six decades later, these same cities also led the way in clearing public housing itself.
TITLE: Climate Change Adaptation Planning in New York City in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy
PRESENTER: William Solecki, Professor, Department of Geography and Director, CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities
Please join MIT Community Innovators Lab and the Department of Urban Studies and Planning's Students of Color Committee for an discussion on the tipped minimum wage campaign with Saru Jayaraman, the co-director and co-founder of the Restaurant Opportunities Center United (http://rocunited.org/), and director of the Food Labor Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley.
On Tuesday, April 9th at 2:00 p.m. EST / 6:00 p.m. GMT / 9:00 p.m. in Istanbul (EEST), @MITCoLab (https://twitter.com/MITCoLab) will host a live #citychat (https://twitter.com/search/realtime?q=%23citychat&src=savs) conversation on Twitter about social inequalities in urban transportation, automobile dependency, and the relationship between transit and human rights. We???ll look at the case of Istanbul, but we want to hear perspectives and issues from all cities.
Please join MIT Community Innovators Lab and the Department of Urban Studies and Planning's Students of Color Committee for a discussion on immigration with Sofia Campos, organizer with United We Dream (http://unitedwedream.org/about/our-missions-goals/), the largest immigrant youth-led reform campaign, and Kent Wong, Director of UCLA's Center for Labor Research and Education.
Professor Larry Vale will give a talk on his forthcoming book, Purging the Poorest: Public Housing and the Design Politics of Twice-Cleared Communities.
The building and management of public housing is often seen as a signal failure of American public policy, but this is a vastly oversimplified view. In Purging the Poorest, Lawrence J. Vale offers a new narrative of the seventy-five-year struggle to house the “deserving poor.”
Is travel simply a mandane daily chore? Or may it convery a higher meaning? Surveying aspects of one's life: dining, clothing, sheltering and travelling, all have an element of utility and an element of vanity. In contrast to its usual technical perception, we see transportation as a rich language to describe a person, characterize a city and understand an institution.
I very much enjoy working with students in various forms: RA, theses, directed studies, term projects, co-authoring papers, conference presentations, etc. Here is a list of those who I've had the pleasure to work with.
Speakers: Jeffrey Soule, FAICP, Director of Outreach and International Programs at the American Planning Association (APA).
Yuan Fang (Andy), AICP, Program Associate for International Affairs at APA.