On April 10, 2014, MIT's Center for Advanced Urbanism kicked off its Spring 2014 Symposium, on the topic of "Scaling Infrastructure." Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago and former White House Chief of Staff for President Obama, gave the keynote address and a Q&A session moderated by DUSP professor Judy Layzer.
A part of our series exploring the Post-2015 Development Agenda, Urban Africa invites you to an informal discussion with Dylan Alban, a former consultant to the UN Office of the Resident Coordinator, Indonesia. Mr. Alban will be speaking about the National Consultations over the Post-2015 Development Agenda, which he led in Indonsia.
MIT has recently named Dr. Calestous Juma as a DUSP MLK Visiting Professor for 2014-2015.
Professor Juma is an internationally recognized authority on the application of science and technology to sustainable development. He was named one of the most influential 100 Africans in 2012 and 2013 by the New African magazine.
We are now accepting applications for the MIT Department of Urban
Studies and Planning "Excellence in Public Service Awards." Deadline:
May 15, 2014.
Purpose. In 1999, DUSP established the Fund for Excellence in Public
Service to raise funds to assist and encourage graduates from the
Master in City Planning (MCP) program who choose to pursue public
service careers. The Excellence in Public Service Awards, as the
Fund’s first initiative, is designed to advance three purposes:
"The Orangi Pilot Project and Legacy of Architect Perween Rehman” Sponsored by Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT Co-sponsored by Resilient Cities Housing Initiative, MIT
APRIL 11, 2014 //// 6pm - 7:30 pm
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Architect Arif Hasan, Chairperson of OPP and Urban Resource Center
EPP Students and Faculty, join us for another EPP Lunch Seminar, led by Post Doctoral Fellow, Alex Aylett. For a breif discription of his talk please see below;
Governing Climate Change at the Local Level: Results of the Urban Climate Change Governance Survey
The Urban Climate Change Governance Survey (UCGS) brings together the insights and experiences of
NECAP's Barnstable risk assessment, published in March of 2014, was featured in April 4th's Cape Cod Times. The risk assessment is one of several individual risk assessments NECAP produced for the New England region. The risk assessments are designed as scientific and political tools to help define the risks of climate change to individual communities and to present salient points from which collabraotive adaption planning can be built.
In an online article for Directions Magazine, DUSP Geographic Specialist Mike Foster describes "The Lost Art of Critical Map Reading." Using examples pulled from around the web, he offers five simple habits that will improve map reading abilities, including:
A team of eight MIT undergraduate and graduate students won two awards in this year’s U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings Case Competition, out of more than 150 students from across the country. The win means MIT students have taken home not just one, but two, prizes from the competition each of the three years it has taken place.
Is a slow, shared lunch a radical act? In many corners of MIT, where 18 hour lab sessions are the norm, taking a lunch break may be viewed as a sign of weakness... So, on March 21, members of the DUSP-led New Economy @ MIT group decided to have an open, slow, and very homemade lunch in Lobby 7, the grand entryway to this excellent (and often overworked) institution.