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Carmin Memorial symposium yields "Roadmap towards justice in urban climate adaptation research"

Nature Climate Change recently published a paper proposing new areas of research on justice in climate adaptation, which emerged from the "Remembering JoAnn Carmin" memorial symposium MIT-DUSP held in December 2014. We are deeply grateful to those of you who participated in the symposium, and to my incredible team of co-authors. We hope you find this effort to honor JoAnn to be a helpful contribution, and look forward to continued discussion and collaboration.

Missed opportunities

Researchers have long believed that living in high-poverty neighborhoods makes people more likely to suffer debilitating health problems. Now a newly-published study co-authored by a DUSP professor suggests a corollary: Families that live in high-poverty neighborhoods and whose children have health problems find it harder to move out of poverty, too.

MIT Team Wins Pyke Johnson Award at TRB

At the 2016 meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), a team from MIT -- including DUSP Professor Chris Zegras, Fang Zhao, Francisco Camara, Rudi Ball, Youngsun Kim (SMART FM), Yafei Han (DUSP alum and MIT-CEE PhD Candidate), and CEE Professor Moshe Ben-Akiva -- were recognized with the Pyke Johnson Award for their paper, "Exploratory Analysis of a Smartphone-Based Travel Survey in Singapore":

Planning Practice: Studios + Workshops, 2005-2015

Hot off the presses, the latest publication from SA+P Press showcases over ten years worth of MIT/DUSP studios, practica, and workshops.  In these 128-pages you can read about student work around the country and around the globe – from the neighborhoods of Boston to the streets of Beijing, from Maine to Manila, from the Salton Sea to Singapore.er of print copies as well if you need them.)

STL Lab Develops Educational Real Estate Game

The STL Lab has engaged the services of MIT’s Game Lab to create a real estate game as part of the Mission Curriculum.  The prime objective of the educational game is to introduce the concept of socially responsible real estate entrepreneurship to young students between the ages of 16 and 22.  The core message of the game is to demonstrate that the best strategy for maximizing long-term profit from investing in real estate is to invest adequately in public goods.  Following situations in China, our current understanding is that real estate developers are often responsible for constructing p

Architecture Professor Stanford Anderson Dies at 81

Stanford Anderson, professor of history and architecture and a former head of the Department of Architecture died on Jan. 5. He was 81.

Playing 'Serious Games' to Solve Real-World Problems

In their recent article, Playing ‘serious games,’ adults learn to solve thorny real-world problems, Professor Larry Susskind and PhD Candidate Ella Kim examine the benefits of using serious games to enhance scientific understanding, identify common interests and catalyze collaboration among stakeholders.

Student Research: Assessing Climate Adaptation Tools

In her MCP thesis, "Cal-Adapt and the Usability of Climate Adaptation Tools," Melissa Deas (MCP 2015) explored the policy implications of how we understand and visualize climate change.

Justin Steil on Evictions in East Boston: WBUR Radio Boston

DUSP Professor Justin Steil was a recent guest on WBUR's Radio Boston, for a special program entitled, "Evictions In East Boston: How Can Boston’s Housing Be More Affordable?"

To hear more, visit http://radioboston.wbur.org/2015/12/17/evictions-talker.

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Help Inform CITE's New Wheelchair Evaluation

This year, MIT/DUSP's Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation (CITE) program plans to evaluate a diverse group of wheelchairs intended for use by adults in the developing world which have been distributed by organizations skilled in service delivery. CITE is working closely with the International Society of Wheelchair Professionals and a USAID-funded project called Coordinating Logistics of Assistive Technology Provision, or CLASP, to conduct the evaluation.

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