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Inventing the city of the future
MIT News - Architecture, 16 hours ago
The newly-formed City Science Initiative at the Media Lab is one of a number of research groups collaborating with SA+P's new Center for Advanced Urbanism, an effort launched in the spring to focus on the planning, design, construction and retrofitting of urban environments for the 21st century. The...
Real estate forum features talk on value of design
MIT News - Architecture, 16 hours ago
MIT's Annual Real Estate Forum, jointly sponsored by the alumni association of the MIT Center for Real Estate and the Urban Land Institute of Boston, was held April 5 at MIT. This year's program featured in-depth content on modular construction, development partnership returns, major changes in real...
SA+P students sweep visual arts awards
MIT News - Architecture, 16 hours ago
Five graduate students from the School of Architecture + Planning - candidates for degrees in media studies, in architecture, and in art, culture and technology - took all the top honors in this year's annual visual arts awards.The Harold and Arlene Schnitzer Prize in the Visual Arts was established...
Briggs appointed VP of Ford Foundation
MIT News - Architecture, 16 hours ago
Xavier de Souza Briggs, associate professor of sociology and urban planning and associate head of SA+P's Department of Urban Studies + Planning, has been appointed vice president of the Economic Opportunity and Assets program of the Ford Foundation. He will go on public service leave from MIT and st...
How green is your city? And how do you know?
MIT News - Architecture, 16 hours ago
Suppose a real-estate developer in Manhattan is constructing a new office building, and the architect decides to use granite as a primary material. There is a good chance the granite will come from a quarry in Minais Gerais, in southeastern Brazil. From there, it may well be shipped to Carrara, in n...
3 Questions: Alan Berger on cities and health
MIT News - Architecture, 16 hours ago
How do cities affect our health? A newly published research report from MIT's Center for Advanced Urbanism (CAU) highlights the complexity of the issue. Produced in collaboration with the American Institute of Architects, the document examines an array of public health matters in eight major metropo...
Finding the value of virtual real estate
MIT News - Architecture, 16 hours ago
0 0 1 142 815 MIT School of Architecture and Planning 6 1 956 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE Current research at the MIT School of Architecture and Planning''s Center for Real Estate is investigating the economics of virtual real estate, using techniques customarily used for bricks-...
3 Questions: Arindam Dutta on MIT and architectural modernism
MIT News - Architecture, 16 hours ago
MIT is home to the nation's first academic department of architecture, founded in 1865. But the style of architecture favored at the Institute changed markedly after World War II, from a prewar emphasis on Beaux Arts buildings to a heavy focus on modernism. Now a book examines the nature of MIT-base...
SA+P receives $1 million grant from Mellon Foundation
MIT News - Architecture, 16 hours ago
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded MIT''s School of Architecture + Planning (SA+P) a $1 million grant to help create a Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative.Aimed at expanding the consciousness and reach of global history in teaching architecture, the Collaborative includes sc...
Ad?le Naud? Santos, dean of the School of Architecture and Planning, to step down
MIT News - Architecture, 16 hours ago
Today, Ad?le Naud? Santos, dean of MIT's School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P), announced to the school's faculty that after 10 years as dean, she has decided to step down and return to the faculty, effective at the end of this semester. She is the ninth dean of the school and the second woman ...
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