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The `Great Rent Wars' of New York
MIT News - Urban Studies and Planning, 1 hour ago
In 1920, a Bronx district court judge named William E. Morris heard a series of cases that aroused his ire. Morris was a tough Army veteran: While serving under Gen. George Custer in 1876, he had survived wounds at the infamous Battle of Little Bighorn. But decades later, these cases kept getting un...
3 Questions: Alan Berger on cities and health
MIT News - Urban Studies and Planning, 1 hour 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 - Urban Studies and Planning, 1 hour 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-...
Telecommunications data show civic dividing lines in major countries
MIT News - Urban Studies and Planning, 1 hour ago
Many residents of Britain, Italy, and Belgium imagine there to be a kind of north-south divide in their countries, marking a barrier between different social groups and regional characteristics. Now a new study by MIT researchers reveals that such divides can be seen in the patterns of communication...
Ad?le Naud? Santos, dean of the School of Architecture and Planning, to step down
MIT News - Urban Studies and Planning, 1 hour 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 ...
Mapping the New York fashion scene, minute by minute
MIT News - Urban Studies and Planning, 1 hour ago
A new study shows New York fashion designers don't just flock to trends: They also do nearly all their business within the confines of the city's historic Garment District.Study co-authors Sarah Williams of MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning and Elizabeth Currid-Halkett of the University...
3 Questions: JoAnn Carmin on helping cities plan for climate change
MIT News - Urban Studies and Planning, 1 hour ago
Because cities hold a growing portion of the world's population, they are an increasingly important locus of planning for climate change. JoAnn Carmin, an associate professor in MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning, has surveyed urban leaders worldwide on the subject. Now, in a new report ...
Social media's `law' of short messages
MIT News - Urban Studies and Planning, 1 hour ago
In the last year or two, you may have had some moments - during elections, sporting events, or weather incidents - when you found yourself sending out a flurry of messages on social media sites such as Twitter. You are not alone, of course: Such events generate a huge volume of social-media activity...
Conference to explore new approaches to urban infrastructure
MIT News - Urban Studies and Planning, 1 hour ago
On April 10-11, the MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism (CAU) will bring together political leaders, infrastructural engineers, design professionals, and academics to explore how to shape sustainable infrastructural futures for cities around the world. Keynote speaker for the 2014 Scaling Infrastructur...
Beneath the skyline
MIT News - Urban Studies and Planning, 1 hour ago
Cities face much of the burden of preparing for global changes - whether climate shocks, rapid population growth, or population decline, when industries relocate. Beneath every skyline, a city's leaders and residents must judge how much infrastructure they will need to move people around, resis...
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