Spring 2015

Semester Start Date: 
Friday, January 2, 2015

Female Faces in Sustainable Places: Malaysian Women Promoting Sustainable Development

This exhibtion explores the ways in which women policymakers and social entrepreneurs are contributing to sustainable development in Malaysia.

Why Malaysia?

Malaysia, a country of 30 million people, is much farther along in crafting sustainable development policies than many other countries It is in the process of transforming itself from a developing to a developed nation. At the same time, it is trying to find ways to balance environmental protection, social well-being and economic growth.

Women's Roles

Organized Labor and the Environment

Mr. Silvers will discuss how the labor movement--and specifically the AFL-CIO--might participate in efforts to address climate change at the national level. What are the challenges posed by a labor-environmentalist coalition, and what strategies are likely to enable these (and other major interests) to join forces?

Damon A. Silvers is the Director of Policy and Special Counsel for the AFL-CIO. He joined the AFL-CIO as Associate General Counsel in 1997.

Main Streets Practicum Featured in "Wicked Local"

Students in DUSP's "Revitalizing Urban Main Streets Practicum" presented at a community meeting in Boston's Brighton neighborhood, as covered by the Allston/Brighton Wicked Local:

Twelve graduate students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Urban Studies and Planning department presented the initial results of their three month study of the Brighton Main Streets district at the Presentation School Community Center in Oak Square last Thursday.

CDD Forum Spring 2015- Jeffrey Shumaker: Designing NYC

4/27 Jeff Shumaker, Chief Urban Designer for the NYC Department of City Planning

Richard M. Daley

Richard M. Daley is the longest serving Chicago mayor, with 22 years of service heading the city. During his tenure, he instituted a variety of policies and projects  to improve the environmental quality of the City of Chicago.  In 2004, the Millennium Park opened in the heart of downtown, just north of the Art Institute of Chicago. The park has been recognized for its accessibility and green design.

Randolph Hester

Randolph (Randy) Hester Jr. is a landscape architect, professor and sociologist based in Berkeley, California. Where he is the Professor Emeritus of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning. Throughout his career he has focused on applying sociology to urban and landscape design. He has been an advocate of community participation in the development of what he calls ecological democracies.

Ecological Sustainability in City Form

“As humans multiply and their technology comes to dominate the earth, the conscious organization of the land becomes more important to the quality of life.” – Site Planning (p.12)

Richard Saul Wurman

Richard Saul Wurman is a prolific writer, architect and designer, as well as the founder of the immensely popular TED Talks. Prompted by a cross-country move to L.A. in the late 1970s and the disorientation that followed, Wurman created the first ACCESS guidebook, using graphics, maps, and walking tours organized by neighborhood, that would help orient any visitor.

Manuel Castells

Manuel Castells (2001) has written 23 books, including the highly influential trilogy “The Information Age: Economy, Society, and Culture”. He is one of the top 5 cited social sciences researchers in the world (SSCI), and the recipient of the prestigious Holberg Prize for having “shaped our understanding of the political dynamics of urban and global economies in the network society.”