Designing healthy cities
MIT News - Architecture, 2 hours ago
SA+P's new Center for Advanced Urbanism (CAU) is joining forces with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in a new research collaboration focused on how design can help improve urban health.The research will support AIA's efforts through the Clinton Global Initiative's Decade of Design: Global...
Exploring the future of making things
MIT News - Architecture, 2 hours ago
Imagine a world in which large-scale man-made structures could assemble themselves, reconfigure themselves or even change their material properties.Architecture alum and lecturer Skylar Tibbits (SM `10, Design Computation; SM `10, Computer Science) is working on bringing that world about by developi...
Building the new New Orleans, block by block
MIT News - Architecture, 2 hours ago
Soon after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, in August 2005, residents of the heavily flooded Broadmoor neighborhood began organizing their recovery. They founded a local development organization to help repair housing and convert blighted properties into new homes. Another new organization helped ...
A guide to spring exhibits and events
MIT News - Architecture, 2 hours ago
Suspended City: L'Aquila after the Earthquake of 2009 - Photographs by Michele Nastasi. February 7 - April 18, SA+P's Wolk Gallery: On April 6, 2009, a magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the medieval city of L'Aquila in central Italy, destroying or damaging 80 percent of the historic center of the city...
MIT students win twice in White House competition
MIT News - Architecture, 2 hours ago
For the second year in a row, a team of MIT students - including two this year from the MIT School of Architecture + Planning - have won double awards in the Better Buildings Case Competition conducted at the White House by the U.S. Department of Energy. In support of President Obama''s goal of cutt...
Are we purging the poorest?
MIT News - Architecture, 2 hours ago
In cities across America over the last two decades, high-rise public-housing projects, riddled with crime and poverty, have been torn down. In their places, developers have constructed lower-rise, mixed-use buildings. Crime has dropped, neighborhoods have gentrified, and many observers have lauded t...
'From Obsolescence to Sustainability'
MIT News - Architecture, 2 hours ago
Obsolescence as a model of impermanence in architecture emerged a century ago with advances in technology and society causing even recent buildings to be rapidly devalued and made expendable. As demolitions increased, expectations of building lifespans grew shorter and shorter. The US tax code mappe...
The new challenges for urban planners
MIT News - Architecture, 2 hours ago
In a talk at MIT on Tuesday, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan called for a new wave of creative urban planning to help cities evolve during a time of economic hardship. "The role of the urban planner today is more important than it was 25 or 50 or 80 years ago," Donovan sa...
Walter Torous tapped as senior lecturer
MIT News - Architecture, 2 hours ago
Walter Torous, one of the nation's top scholars in real estate finance, has been appointed to a five-year term as a senior lecturer in the MIT Center for Real Estate, a joint appointment with the MIT Sloan School of Management.Torous was the Lee and Seymour Graff Distinguished Professor and founding...
Sneaking a peek at the new SimCity
MIT News - Architecture, 2 hours ago
In March of this year a new version of the enormously popular city-building simulation, SimCity, was introduced with a considerable amount of fanfare in the digital gaming world - an event of particular interest to the MIT School of Architecture + Planning for a number of reasons. For starters, of c...
Stories 1 - 10 of 69