Spring 2015

Semester Start Date: 
Friday, January 2, 2015

Nayana Mawilmada appointed Director General of Urban Development Authority, Sri Lanka

The Minister in charge of Urban Development, Water Supply and Drainage (Sri Lanka), Rauff Hakeem has recently appointed Ranjit Fernando as the new chairman of the Urban Development Authority (UDA) and Nayana Mawilmada as its Director General.

DUSP Students Win Five of Nine MIT Fulbrights

Recipients Will Work in Bangalore, Tanzania, Spain and Mexico

Of nine MIT students and alumni awarded US Student Fulbright grants for 2014, five were from DUSP:

Mitchell Cook, a PhD candidate in planning from Arkansas, will travel to India to study urban finance reform in Bangalore, part of his research into the causes of social and economic inequalities in cities.

Participatory Art in Urban Transformation

DUSP CoLab’s Empathetic Aesthetics Program invited the 2014-2016 Mel King Community Fellow to engage a group of urban planning, architecture, and art students and practitioners in a conversation about the role of experimental and participatory art in urban transformation. 

DUSP@TEDxBeaconStreet

Phil Clay and Susan Silberberg present at TEDxBeaconStreet

Transforming Work: Gender's Role in Negotiation & Leadership

Dr. Deborah Kolb (SL PhD ???81), addresses the pressing issues facing women as they strive to advance their careers and succeed at the highest levels. Co-sponsored by the DUSPCareers Office and DUSPWomen.

DUSP-CDD Alumni/ae Career Forum

A chance to enjoy dinner and hear DUSP graduates in the City Design and Development Group speak about their career choices and experiences. Sponsored by the DUSP Careers Office

RSVP by 3/9 at http://goo.gl/forms/t1OuSvOnPU

NEW Certificate Program in Real Estate Finance and Development

From BusinessWire:

For the first time, MIT Professional Education, in collaboration with the MIT Center for Real Estate, will offer a Professional Certificate in real estate.

DUSP-IDG Alumni/ae Career Forum

A chance to enjoy dinner and hear DUSP graduates in the International Development Group speak about their career choices and experiences. Sponsored by the DUSP Careers Office and moderated by Prof. Balakrishnan Rajagopal, IDG Group Head.

RSVP by 3/1 at http://goo.gl/forms/vNULGnGPp1

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