Spring 2013

Semester Start Date: 
Friday, February 1, 2013

ITS and Transit Management

Application of Intellignet Transportation System (ITS) to improve public transit operation, planning and management. 

Publications: 

Gender and Planning Week

DUSP Women is happy to announce the Gender & Planning Speaker Series! For more information on any of these events, please contact Jody Pollock at jodyp@mit.edu

 

Monday, March 18th

5-7 pm in the Stella Room (7-338)

Better Jobs, Pay and Work Lives for Women: A Policy Agenda

Ann Markusen

MIT Team Wins "Better Buildings Case Competition" (again)

The US Dept of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge is an effort to reduce the energy use of commercial buildings by 20% by 2020 by catalyzing private-sector investment and innovation.  DOE and its “Challenge Partners” are developing replicable solutions to the barriers faced by building owners as they adopt energy efficient practices in their commercial building stocks.

WE ARE HERE NOW

Social media are increasingly becoming part of our everyday lives, from connecting with friends and sharing images to exploring cities through location-based applications. These new services have given us a different vantage point from which to understand, explore, navigate, and geographically record the places we live.
Sites such as Foursquare and Facebook allow us to spatially mark our explorations in the city, creating rich databases that hold digital imprints of our interactions

DUSP Team Test Drives SimCity 6

Last month, a team from DUSP competed with planners in New York and Chicago in a six-team SimCity Challenge to test out the newest version of the classic city-building game.  This blurb from FastCompany's coverage of the event really demonstrates the spirit that the DUSP team -- planners for the imagined city of "MITroit" -- brought to the project:

Civic Data Design Lab project featured in GeoSkop

We are here now Moscow map was recently published in the acclaimed German magazine GeoSkop

 

Social media are increasingly becoming part of our everyday lives, from connecting with friends and sharing images to exploring cities through location-based applications. These new services have given us a different vantage point from which to understand, explore, navigate, and geographically record the places we live.

Urban Films: Flag Wars (2003)

What happens when black working-class families are faced with an influx of white gay homebuyers in their neighborhood? Filmed over four years, FLAG WARS is a clear-eyed look inside the conflicts that surface in one inner-city Columbus, Ohio, community. The film's as-it-is-happening verite style captures the raw emotions of unguarded moments between neighbors: the lesbian realtor who sells the area's Victorian homes; a new homebuyer who moves to the area to live openly as a gay man; two longtime residents who are in court because of new housing codes; and the judge who hears their cases.

Kunlé Adeyemi

Kunlé Adeyemi is an architect, designer and urbanist. He is the founder and principal of NLÉ, an architecture, design, and urbanism practice focused on city development research and strategy advisory service, conceptualization and creative structuring, architecture and product design, infrastructure design, arts and cultural urban interventions. Born and raised in Nigeria, Adeyemi studied architecture at the University of Lagos where he began his early practice, before joining the world renowned Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in 2001.

Has Shanghai’s Transportation Demand Passed Its Peak Growth?

Based on four comprehensive transportation surveys in Shanghai, this study examines the latest trends in Shanghai’s travel demand, investigates their social, economic and spatial drivers, and compares the pace of travel demand growth in three periods: I) 1980s to early 90s; II) early 90s to mid 2000s; and III) mid 2000s to now. The demand growth is relatively slow in Period I, and then speeds up in Period II, before returning to a slower pace in Period III.

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