The new challenges for urban planners
MIT News - Architecture, 1 hour 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, 1 hour 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, 1 hour 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...
Cambridge Historical Commission lauds Great Dome renovation
MIT News - Architecture, 1 hour ago
At its 17th annual Cambridge Preservation Awards Program, the Cambridge Historical Commission presented MIT with a Preservation Award for the careful and thorough renovation of the Great Dome and the underlying Barker Library Reading Room. The complex project, which restored the dome's oculus and th...
Creativity within constraints
MIT News - Architecture, 1 hour ago
This article originally appeared in the Spring 2013 issue of Spectrvm.J. Meejin Yoon, an award-winning artist, architect and designer, is best known for creating large-scale, public art installations - including "White Noise/White Light," which was featured at the 2004 Athens Olympics and later at M...
Symposium takes on urban infrastructure challenges
MIT News - Architecture, 1 hour ago
This spring, the Center for Advanced Urbanism staged its first symposium - Infrastructural Monument: Infrastructure for the Long Haul - to consider how best to approach the challenge of replacing or reconstructing our urban infrastructure in ways that will address a widening range of urban problems....
Switching stances
MIT News - Architecture, 1 hour ago
For an MIT student, Alexis Sablone has an unusual web persona. The graduate student in architecture is prominent on ESPN's website - thanks to her accomplishments as a competitive skateboarder. A two-time gold medalist and two-time silver medalist at the X Games, Sablone has pursued skateboarding fo...
Teaching urban development in the global South
MIT News - Architecture, 1 hour ago
The MIT School of Architecture + Planning has recently signed an agreement with Malaysia''s leading engineering and science school - the Universiti of Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) - to develop new materials to strengthen the teaching of sustainable city development in the global South and around the wor...
Yoon honored for advancing MIT education
MIT News - Architecture, 1 hour ago
J. Meejin Yoon has been presented with the 2013 Irwin Sizer Award for the Most Significant Improvement to MIT Education. The award is named in honor of Irwin W. Sizer, dean of the Graduate School from 1967-1975.As director of the undergraduate program in architecture since 2010, Yoon has brought an ...
Kendall Square initiative moves toward design phase
MIT News - Architecture, 1 hour ago
This fall, MIT will select an urban-design firm to help it develop and complete a design plan for the redevelopment of Institute-owned property in Kendall Square. In April, MIT's rezoning petition for its Kendall Square initiative was approved by the Cambridge City Council following a three-year, co...
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