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What is the dynamic relationship between social and fiscal responsibilities and how does it relate to planning?

Learn the answers to these important questions and discover more about DUSP Assistant Professor Gabriella Carolini in our first DUSP Faculty Video.

 

DUSP's GIS and Data Visualization Specialist, Mike Foster, Featured in National Geographic

In an article detailing the childhood experiences of eight modern, prominent map makers, DUSP's data visualization specialist, Mike Foster is featured for his technical and artistic work here at MIT. Check out Mike's contributions to DUSPviz here.

How can scientist conduct and communicate scientific research in ways that contribute to societal wellbeing?

An increased focus on ‘policy literacy’ for climate scientists, parallel to ‘science literacy’ for the public, is a critical need to close the science–society gap in addressing climate mitigation.

NeuroMesh Earns First Runner-Up in MIT 100K Accelerate

As the omnipresence of and resultant increased dependency on smart devices accelerates, so does the security risks associated with the internet of things (IoT). NeuroMesh, a managed security solution providing cybersecurity for internet-connected devices, works to provide cybersecurity for IoT products, which are often produced with minimal consideration for the vulnerabilities they create in a network.

How familiar are you with design and development of urban mega-projects?

 Under what circumstances can foreign investors undertake massive mixed-use projects? What are the factors that determine success of these mega-projects?

Lynne Sagalyn and Gary Hack DUSP Fund

Urban Planning Alums Establish Fund for Doctoral Student Research

A new fund will provide vital financial support to doctoral candidates in DUSP. Established by and named in honor of two of the department's alumni, the “Lynne Sagalyn and Gary Hack DUSP Fund” will provide grants up to $20,000 per student to enable research leading to doctoral dissertations; funds may be used for travel, data acquisition, student stipends, and other research expenses.

Successful Conclusion of the Malaysia Sustainable Cities Program (MSCP) 2017 Practicum

In January, led by Professor and MSCP Co-Director Larry Susskind, thirteen Masters of City Planning students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology arrived in Malaysia to join the 2016-2017 MSCP International Visiting Scholars, UTM students, and UTM faculty in the annual MIT-UTM Sustainable Cities Program (MSCP) Practicum. During the Practicum, students and faculty identify emerging sustainable city development questions for future MSCP research, as well as learn from and highlight the successes of Malaysia’s efforts to become a developed nation by 2020.,.

How is progress toward local climate adaptation being measured? Have U.S. cities developed specific indicators to measure their progress in adaptation planning?

Amy Plovnick, (MCP ’16) explores the way U.S. coastal cities are measuring their adaptation planning progress. While some cities have formulated plans to address climate change, implementation of these plans has been slow to follow. Cities need workable indicators they can use to track the implementation and effectiveness of their adaptation planning efforts. This turns out to be difficult. Continue reading about this topic in this week’s EPP blog post.

What can we learn from lottery spending?

“City Digits: Local Lotto” teaches Brooklyn high school students how to work with data by analyzing lottery spending patterns.

 

What can we learn from where people buy their lottery tickets — and how much they spend?

City Digits: Local Lotto,” a project from the Civic Data Design Lab at MIT and colleagues at two New York institutions, is exploring this question with the help of Brooklyn high school students who live in low-income neighborhoods where lottery spending is significant.

Student Research: Developers as Community Builders

In her MCP thesis, "The Commodification of Community in Residential Real Estate: The Developer as Community-Builder for Generation Y," April Ognibene (MCP 2016) explored the phenomenon of "community-oriented" development in Millennial-friendly NoMA and H Street neighborhoods of our nation's capital.

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