Submitted by Ezra Glenn on Tue, 03/31/2015 - 1:43pm
MIT is already a powerhouse of environmentally oriented research and innovation. The Environmental Solutions Initiative is building on this vibrant foundation using Seed Grants to encourage new, cross-disciplinary research partnerships that advance progress and solutions on issues of environmental significance to humanity. A total of 59 teams of faculty, research staff and students responded to the first call for proposals, from which nine winners were announced on March 13, 2015, including two teams from DUSP:
Submitted by Ezra Glenn on Tue, 03/31/2015 - 8:23am
DUSP student Callahan Seltzer (MCP 2015) was recently selected as the winner of the Lowell Richards Fellowship for Leadership and Public Service. As part of the fellowship, Callie will intern at the Massachusetts Port Authority, planning and executing real estate projects on Massport-owned land in South Boston, East Boston, and Charlestown, with a focus on enhancing economic development opportunities and creating great places.
The MIT Sustainability Summit is a student-led event that is organized every year during Earth Week on the MIT campus, drawing more than 350 attendees ranging from professionals, academics, and students. The Summit has emerged as a premier issue-driven event, showcasing featured discussions with thought leaders and expert practitioners like Jeremy Grantham (GMO), Jim Hanna (Starbucks), Jeffrey Hollender (Seventh Generation), James Balog (Chasing Ice), Rick Ridgeway (VP Patagonia) and many more.
Come to an information session with artist and Mel King Community Fellow, Rick Lowe, to learn more about this exciting opportunity in the Summer 2015. Lunch will be provided. The event flyer is available for download here. To RSVP or for more information please contact Allegra Williams at <email@example.com>.
DATA-DRIVEN STORYTELLING is the journalistic wave of the future. At websites like the New York Times’s Upshot and Nate Silver’sFiveThirtyEight, writers are transforming numbers into visual narratives that illuminate modern life. MIT Assistant Professor Sarah Williams, director of the Civic Data Design Lab, is at the forefront of the movement.
Submitted by Ezra Glenn on Wed, 03/25/2015 - 12:47pm
We are now accepting applications for the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning "Excellence in Public Service Awards." Deadline: May 15, 2015.
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:
Submitted by Ezra Glenn on Tue, 03/24/2015 - 1:13pm
Professor Alan Berger recently attended the World Economic Forum, where he presented his ideas on the holistic city. In the video below, Berger explains that we need to start thinking differently about urban growth, and design innovative cities that use ecological processes to clean and reuse waste water, so we can grow more food for the future.