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Apr 10, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Mar 27, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

The military demands of World War II had a profound effect on both farming and eating in America. The demands on the domestic supply of food for soldiers was unprecedented, with troops in 23 different climatic zones internationally dependent on American supplies. The U.S. was also supplying food to the Allies, another huge demand on domestic supplies. The war created several surprising challenges to American food production and diet.

Mar 27, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

Four DUSP Master of City Planning students have been selected for the 2017 Harvard Kennedy School Rappaport Public Policy Fellowships. 

Mar 24, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

In cooperation with Harvard University, Island Food Products, and Island Housing Trust, DUSP students are exploring innovative methods for increasing access to affordable housing on Martha's Vineyard.
To read more about this exciting project be sure to read the full article on MVTimes here.

Mar 24, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

The Infrastructure, Smart Cities and Transportation Workshop, co-hosted by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) and Parsons, was held on March 8, 2017. Many of the speakers and participants were DUSP students and faculty, seeking ways to marry their innovative research with direct, actionable, application in the real world.

Mar 24, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

What can students learn from bringing scholars, policy makers, community organizers, and activists together to discuss a subject on a transparent and open forum? How does a personal theory and philosophy of justice engage with the field of planning?

In this DUSP Faculty Video, Assistant Professor Justin Steil discusses these topics in relation to his work with the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy with Ingrid Gould Ellen and his pedagogy for weaving justice into his courses at MIT.

Apr 10, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Mar 24, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Marshall Ganz has successful combined organizing, training and teaching for many years. He worked for 16 years with Cesar Chavez on the successful effort to organize and win legal recognition for the United Farm Workers, the first major union of agricultural workers in the US. He has also designed innovative voter mobilization strategies for local, state and national electoral campaigns. Ganz advocates for building leadership on multiple levels in social & political movements. He teaches strategies and approaches for leadership.

Mar 23, 2017. Posted by Ezra Haber Glenn

We are now accepting applications for the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning "Excellence in Public Service Awards."  Deadline: May 1, 2017.

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:

Mar 23, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

What strategies are these shrinking cities engaging to rebuild? How are the diverse strategies they employ similar and how are they informed by urban planning theory? What are the implications of suburbanization of historically urban environments?

These questions and more are answered as Associate Professor Brent Ryan delves into his work behind his book Design After Decline.

Mar 23, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

On Wednesday March 22, Janelle Knox-Hayes hosted the second Finance, Geography, and Sustainability Speaker Series featuring guest speaker Anat Admanti from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and DUSP's own Gabriella Carolini.

The recording of the Speaker Series is available now (the recording of Gabriella's response is forthcoming).

Mar 23, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

Solitary confinement in U.S. prisons has become long-term and common. Prisoners in solitary spend twenty-three hours a day in featureless cells, with no visitors or human contact for years on end. Without national organization, what led to the widespread and relatively uniform adoption of solitary confinement across the US? What factors determine who is placed in solitary confinement and what rights do these prisoners have?

Apr 26, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Mar 23, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Higher education has often been a catalyst in driving both national and global innovation and sweeping shifts in cultural norms. Today, MIT seeks to transform our campus in yet another demonstration of MIT's ability to marshal knowledge in addressing the world's great challenges. Today we seek to develop a vision for a Sustainable Campus that is uniquely grounded in the trans-disciplinary, problem-solving ethos of the MIT culture, yet uniquely shaped by its integration with the City of Cambridge and service to the world.

Mar 21, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

With all the amazing events occurring around DUSP recently, you may have missed some of the 2017 MSCP Scholar Series presentations. Perhaps you would like to revisit a particular data point or policy idea. Luckily, the entire series is now available online via the DUSP YouTube channel.

Mar 23, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Mar 21, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

Keramet Reiter, assistant professor in the School of Law at the University of California, Irvine will join us at DUSP to discuss her new book “23/7: Pelican Bay Prison and the Rise of Long-term Solitary Confinement.”

Apr 03, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Mar 20, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

In this SPURS/Humphrey Program Spring 2017 Seminar Series seminar we will discuss the messy and complex work of leading organizations and movements to advance the interests of communities and vulnerable people. We will consider how leadership can promote equity, reflecting on many aspects of leaderships while recognizing that there are conflicting views about what characterizes good leadership.

Mar 20, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

Currently, how does this spatiality of power interact with law, planning, policy, and the responsibilities of academics? What are the implications of this interaction for housing in the United States?

We are pleased to bring you the next DUSP Faculty Video, featuring Assistant Professor Justin Steil.

Mar 20, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

For most Americans who rent their home, housing is consuming a growing share of their household budget. Rents have risen significantly in the past two decades while incomes for the majority have not kept pace. As a result, roughly half of renter households nationwide are currently paying more than 30 percent of their income on rent. Further, approximately 12 million households in the United States spend more than half of their income on housing.

Mar 17, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

How can we bridge the disconnect of the US's construction of climate change rooted in urgency and associated inflexible responses versus the nature of climate change needing a long term, flexible, and collaborative interaction between multiple polities?

Find out answers to these questions and more in the next DUSP Faculty Video, featuring Associate Professor Janelle Knox-Hayes.

Mar 13, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

How do planners balance the desire to design utopias with inherent human imperfection? Why do so many traditional planners come from the field of architecture, and is that a good thing? What does a focus on the physical form of a city exclude from a comprehensive plan?

Learn the answers to these questions and more in the most recent DUSP Faculty video, featuring Associate Professor Brent Ryan.

Mar 13, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

Many of us relocate to enhance our quality of lives. Tatjana Trebic, MCP’ 16 decided to examine these questions in the context of young low-income women transitioning to adulthood after Hurricane Katrina. She tried to understand why some of these young women decided to stay or return to high poverty neighborhoods. As planners, it is important to understand and support the choices these young people make.

Apr 06, 2017 - 3:00 PM
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Mar 09, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

From croplands to landfills, urban systems co-evolve with food systems. Rapidly urbanizing regions must systematically contend with agricultural land loss, increased meat consumption, diet diversification, and shifting patterns of food access and storage. Guest speaker Karen Seto will join for a joint Environmental Policy and Planning/Sam Tak Lee discussion on how urbanization science and urban planning can inform debates over food security and sustainability.

Apr 06, 2017 - 3:00 PM
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Mar 09, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

From croplands to landfills, urban systems co-evolve with food systems. Rapidly urbanizing regions must systematically contend with agricultural land loss, increased meat consumption, diet diversification, and shifting patterns of food access and storage. Guest speaker Karen Seto will join for a joint Environmental Policy and Planning/Sam Tak Lee discussion on how urbanization science and urban planning can inform debates over food security and sustainability.

Mar 09, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

Professor Eran Ben-Joseph, also Head of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, is a native of Israel and spent time as a visiting lecturer at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. The move to co-director comes after sustained involvement with the MISTI Israel Program since its formal launch in 2007. To read more about Eran's involvement with MISTI please visit the MIT News article here.

Mar 09, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

The United States has long held in tension its identity as a nation of immigrants with a desire to craft a particular composition of the nation by excluding categories of migrants on the basis of education, income, race, ethnicity, or religion. The rhetoric of the 2016 presidential election and the recent executive orders have again highlighted this tension. What are roots of the current administration’s immigration policies? To what extent are recent shifts in immigration policies unique and to what extent do they echo earlier periods of U.S. migration?

Mar 08, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

Bioenergy has entered the renewable energy strategy for addressing climate change. It contributes the largest fraction of renewable energy world wide, and is 60% of the renewable portfolio in the European Union. Can we actually claim bioenergy is carbon neutral? If not, what are the actual costs behind the normative accounting of bioenergy emissions and who is accountable for the added greenhouse gases?

Mar 06, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

What is the group's function within DUSP and the greater MIT community? Join us for the next DUSP Faculty Video as Associate Professor, Brent D. Ryan, Head of CDD, situates CDD and exposes the networks it shares across MIT and out into external clients and projects.

Apr 03, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Mar 06, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

Please join us for an HCED sponsored lunch with special guest Myra Strober, a labor economist who earned her Ph.D in economics from MIT. She is Professor (Emerita) at the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University, and Professor of Economics at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. Myra will lead a discussion focused on collective action as a tool for increased equity.

Mar 06, 2017. Posted by Ezra Haber Glenn

A newly published study co-authored by MIT researchers suggests that urban ride-sharing is feasible in a wide variety of cities around the globe — and indeed that the potential “shareability” of autos in those places is more similar, from place to place, than previously expected.

Mar 03, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

In a new DUSP Faculty Video, Associate Professor Janelle Knox-Hayes discusses the nature and the limitations of markets when examined in at the local level. For example, how do different countries frame their climate change policy? Is their understanding rooted in a narrative of economic incentives, issues of morality, or perhaps as a security issue? How do differing and diverse perceptions affect their interactions with market apparatus aimed at controlling climate change?

Mar 01, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

Is the rationality of economic logic culturally specific?

In our third DUSP Faculty Video, Associate Professor Janelle Knox-Hayes delves into these questions and more. After you finish the video if you are even more curious about the topics discussed, be sure to check out Janelle's new book, the Cultures of Markets: the Political Economy of Climate Governance, Oxford Press, where she expatiates upon these concepts.


Mar 01, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

The MIT-UTM Malaysia Sustainable Cities Program is pleased to share the 2017-2018 Research Agenda. The Research Agenda draws from the collective experiences of the thirteen MIT graduate students, UTM students, eight International Visiting Scholars, and MIT and UTM faculty members who participated in the MSCP 2017 Practicum. A new addition to this year's Research Agenda is potential Policy Memos highlighted in each section, directed to specific federal ministries.

Feb 28, 2017 - 1:08 PM
 
Feb 28, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

February 28, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

E51-115 Wong Auditorium

2 Amherst Street, Cambridge

Starr Forum panel discussion to address migration issues in America under the new administration.

Panelists Include:

Baher Azmy, Legal Director at the Center for Constitutional Rights

Laura Rótolo, Staff Counsel at the ACLU of Massachusetts

Jia Lynn Yang, Deputy National Security Editor at the Washington Post

Feb 27, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

Who is Associate Professor Janelle Knox Hayes? How can her work, focused on the Arctic, contribute to better climate adaptation as well as mitigation by a diverse set of stakeholders? What is a technocratic approach to dealing with climate change and how does it affect a particular cultures' ability to respond to challenges posed by the effects of climate change?

Learn the answers to these questions and more in the next DUSP Faculty Video featuring Associate Professor Janelle Knox-Hayes.

Feb 24, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

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

 

Feb 23, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

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.

Apr 19, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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Feb 22, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

We are now a decade into a new coalescence of capital, information, and socionature. As the speculative leverage built on U.S. predatory real estate capital collapsed into what Ben Bernanke called the worst global financial crisis in the history of capitalism, Silicon Valley visionaries were rediscovering and engineering an obscure but powerful concept developed in the 1920s by the Russian geochemist Vladimir Vernadsky: the no??sphere.

Apr 12, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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Feb 22, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

A prolonged 1960s-1970s debate about how to spur economic development in the US segregated areas of large cities in which racial ethnic minorities have historically been concentrated. This debate turned on two axes, the first concerned whether the labor force and capital assets located in the areas should be understood as integral to the structure of capital accumulation in the economy as a whole, or instead as structurally separate from mainstream capitalist processes and exploited primarily for their labor reserves.

Apr 04, 2017 - 9:00 AM
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Feb 22, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Workshop Day Two Gordon Clark 9:00am-10:00am Innovation in Institutional Investment Gerald Epstein 10:00am-11:00am Banks Without Bankers Robert Eccles 11:30am-12:30pm Integrated Reporting and the Six Capitals Applied to Cities Sandra Waddock 1:30pm-2:30pm From Wealth to Wellbeing.

Apr 03, 2017 - 8:00 AM
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Feb 22, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

The series will bring together leading thinkers to address the crucially important relationship between finance, geography, and sustainability. In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis there can be little question of the importance of finance in the modern political economy. At the same time, the increasing significance of geographically grounded patterns of wealth and development inequality highlights the need for scholars and policymakers to address the relationship between finance and geography.

Mar 22, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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Feb 22, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

What are the motivations and actions (or inaction) of individuals in the financial system, governments, central banks, academia and the media that collectively contribute to the persistence of a dangerous and distorted financial system and inadequate, poorly designed regulations? Reassurances that regulators are doing their best to protect the public are false. The underlying problem is a powerful mix of distorted incentives, ignorance, confusion, and lack of accountability.

Mar 15, 2017 - 6:15 PM
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Feb 22, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Can planning communication diminish contested spaces in an era of contemporary populism? Please join us for a special event, sponsered by the Ross Silberberg Memorial Fund. The event will include, live music and a panel discussion by guests Richard Parker, Suzanne Morse Moomaw, Karen Abrams, and Ceasar McDowell. The event is open to the community and we ask you to RSVP online at http://bit.ly/2mibDSp

Mar 15, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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Feb 22, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Corporate short-termism is hampering business success. Imposing long-term incentives on executives -- in the form of long-term executive compensation -- improves business performance. Long-term executive compensation includes restricted stocks, restricted stock options, and long-term incentive plans. Firms that adopted shareholder resolutions on long-term compensation experienced a significant increase in their stock price. This stock price increase foreshadowed an increase in operating profits that materialized after two years.

Mar 01, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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Feb 22, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Bioenergy has entered the renewable energy strategy for addressing climate change. It contributes the largest fraction of renewable energy world wide, and is 60% of the renewable portfolio in the European Union. However, bioenergy is a high carbon emitting renewable with thermal carbon emission intensity comparable to coal. Yet the EU and most US states count bioenergy emissions as having zero emissions. The US Congress attempted to implement a carbon neutral amendment for forest bioenergy that is used in electric power generation.

Feb 21, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

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.

Mar 20, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Feb 21, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

Join us for the final MSCP Scholar Speaker Series. Room 9-450A, 12:30pm -2:00pm, lunch will be served. Topics of presentation and discussion will include:

Mar 15, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Feb 21, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

Join us for the third MSCP Scholar Speaker Series. Room 9-450A, 12:30pm -2:00pm, lunch will be served. Topics of presentation and discussion will include:

Mar 13, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Feb 21, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara
Join us for the second MSCP Scholar Speaker Series. 12:30pm -2:00pm, lunch will be served. Topics of presentation and discussion will include:

Mar 08, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Feb 21, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

Join us for the first MSCP Scholar Speaker Series. Lunch will be served. 

Dr. Gulsan Parvin 
Flood Resilience of Temerloh Municipal Council: An Empirical Analysis of Kampung-Level Variations. 

Feb 23, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Feb 21, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Guest Speakers: Lydia Edwards, Director, City of Boston Office of Housing Stability Augusto Barrera, Former Mayor of Quito + Director of CITE FLASCO

Mar 15, 2017 - 6:15 PM
MIT Media Lab  
Feb 21, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

Can planning communication diminish contested spaces in an era of contemporary populism? Please join us for a special event, sponsered by the Ross Silberberg Memorial Fund. The event will include, live music and a panel discussion by guests Richard Parker, Suzanne Morse Moomaw, Karen Abrams, and Ceasar McDowell. The event is open to the community and we ask you to RSVP online

Feb 21, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

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.

Feb 17, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

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

Apr 04, 2017 - 6:30 PM
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Feb 16, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

At the beginning of the 21st century, the increasing dominance of new economies of the global south and emerging experiments in development policymaking place the relevance of the work of Alice Amsden (1943–2012) in a new light. Join us for an evening of celebration of Alice Amsden’s contributions to development theory from a contemporary and forward-looking perspective.  Inspired by Amsden's major contributions, speakers will discuss critical challenges confronting contemporary development theory and practice.

Feb 14, 2017. Posted by Ezra Haber Glenn

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.

Feb 10, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

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.,.

Apr 12, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Feb 06, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

A prolonged 1960s-1970s debate about how to spur economic development in the US segregated areas of large cities in which racial ethnic minorities have historically been concentrated. This debate turned on two axes, the first concerned whether the labor force and capital assets located in the areas should be understood as integral to the structure of capital accumulation in the economy as a whole, or instead as structurally separate from mainstream capitalist processes and exploited primarily for their labor reserves.

Apr 19, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Feb 06, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

We are now a decade into a new coalescence of capital, information, and socionature. As the speculative leverage built on U.S. predatory real estate capital collapsed into what Ben Bernanke called the worst global financial crisis in the history of capitalism, Silicon Valley visionaries were rediscovering and engineering an obscure but powerful concept developed in the 1920s by the Russian geochemist Vladimir Vernadsky: the noösphere.

Mar 22, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Feb 06, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

Professor Anat Admati, George G.C. Parker Professor of Finance and Economics at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, will lead a discussion as part of the Finance, Geography, and Sustainability Speaker Series. She will expatiate upon the underlying problems in our financial systems.

Mar 15, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Feb 06, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

Professor Pratima Bansal, Professor of General Management & Sustainability, Ivey Business School, Western University Canada will lead a discussion as part of the Finance, Geography, and Sustainability Speaker Series. She will discuss the relationship between conceptions of time and business sustainability.

Mar 01, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Feb 06, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

Professor William Moonmaw, Professor of International Environmental Policy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University will lead a discussion as part of the Finance, Geography, and Sustainability Speaker Series. He will discuss Bio Energy Emissions.

Feb 03, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

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.

Apr 04, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Jan 31, 2017. Posted by Sonny Oram

This half-day symposium will bring together leading scholars, policy experts and practitioners speaking to the opportunities and risks for urban planning and adaptation of an evolving climate security agenda. The security implications of climate change have become an increasingly dominant framing of the issue both inside and outside of the defense apparatus. As the history of the intersection between defense and urban planning has shown, this could have significant impacts on forms of adaptation in the built environment.

Jan 30, 2017. Posted by Sonny Oram

“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.

Jan 25, 2017. Posted by Ezra Haber Glenn

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.

Mar 07, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Jan 23, 2017. Posted by Sonny Oram

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The MIT Dept of Urban Studies and Planning, City Design and Development Group, is pleased to feature Photographer Camilo José Vergara to discuss his new book and the culmination of 40 years of work: Detroit is No Dry Bones.

Jan 19, 2017. Posted by Ezra Haber Glenn

MIT has signed an agreement with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to redevelop the John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, with aims of turning the federally owned 14-acre parcel in Kendall Square into a more vibrant mixed-use site that will benefit MIT’s mission and the Cambridge community.

Jan 19, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

Negotiation analysis of climate change-related issues traditionally focuses on ways of resolving specific environmental crises or multiparty diplomacy as it relates to international climate agreements. In their recently published article, Mark Williams, Alex Green, and EPP DUSP PhD candidate, Ella Kim, examine how municipal leaders are increasingly negotiating to implement new policies for managing and adapting to the increasing impacts of climate change.

Apr 03, 2017 - 9:00 AM
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Jan 18, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

The two day series will bring together leading thinkers to address the crucially important relationship between finance, geography, and sustainability. In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis there can be little question of the importance of finance in the modern political economy. At the same time, the increasing significance of geographically grounded patterns of wealth and development inequality highlights the need for scholars and policymakers to address the relationship between finance and geography.

Jan 13, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

Natural resource agencies in the United States have traditionally favored adaptive management, a process emphasizing experimental learning to reduce uncertainty, to restore damaged ecosystems. However, empirically, these restoration efforts tend to rarely, truly reduce uncertainty and shift responsibility for implementation failures to agency organizational issues.

Jan 13, 2017. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

In her recent publication, "Solutions to Climate Change Embodied in the Cultures of Markets" in the European Financial Review, Associate Professor Janelle Knox-Hayes discusses the possibilities for markets, specifically the markets uniquely defined by geopolitical cultures to address climate change. She argues that only by expanding our definition of climate change beyond the purely technocratic economic model and incorporating political, economic, and social values, will we be able to effectively combat climate change.

Feb 14, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Jan 12, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

The MIT Dept of Urban Studies and Planning, City Design and Development group, is pleased to feature Lynne Sagalyn to speak about her new book, Power at Ground Zero, on February 14 as part of the Spring 2017 CDD Forum.
Lunch will be served. Books will be available for purchase. Books are also available for advance purchase here.

About Power at Ground Zero:

Jan 05, 2017. Posted by Ezra Haber Glenn

The School of Architecture and Planning and the Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism (LCAU) at MIT have established a long-term initiative to rethink the future of affordable housing in Brazil, which faces an estimated shortage of 7 million units.

Dec 13, 2016 - 12:30 PM
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Dec 07, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Lunch will be served

Dec 13, 2016 - 12:20 PM
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Dec 02, 2016. Posted by Sonny Oram

Mapping the Infinite City: Nonstop Metropolis
Fall 2016 City Design and Development Forum

WHEN December 13, 2016; 12:30 – 2pm
WHERE 9-255, City Arena, MIT
Lunch will be served

Dec 08, 2016 - 6:30 PM
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Nov 30, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Thursday, December 8th, 2016
6:30pm - 8pm 70 Pacific Street, Cambridge
Sidney-Pacific Multipurpose Room
Food will be served

Nov 15, 2016. Posted by Sonny Oram

DUSP Lecturer Ezra Glenn recently shared his research on small cities with WalletHub, including the most important factors to consider when deciding where to live. Glenn notes that to the surprise of most economists, financial factors are not the most important factors to most people in choosing a place to live. People of all incomes choose to live in places where they relate to culture, weather, history, and family before considering cost.