Tweeting the city
MIT News - Urban Studies and Planning, 22 hours ago
On the third Thursday of every month from May through November of last year, SA+P's Community Innovators Lab (CoLab) conducted a live online Twitter discussion on various topics related to cities, under the hashtag #citychat.Like any other hashtag, #citychat is a way to organize a Twitter thread aro...
Embracing change and innovation at DUSP
MIT News - Urban Studies and Planning, 22 hours ago
In January, Eran Ben-Joseph took over as the head of MIT''s Department of Urban Studies and Planning, succeeding Amy Glasmeier, who is stepping down after four years in the post to focus on teaching and research.A professor of landscape architecture and planning, and most recently head of the Joint ...
Visiting artists enrich life at MIT
MIT News - Urban Studies and Planning, 22 hours ago
The halls of MIT were enriched this past fall with the presence of several internationally acclaimed artists brought to campus for residencies by the MIT Visiting Artists Program and the Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST). Of particular interest to the School of Architecture + Planning ...
SA+P news digest goes mobile
MIT News - Urban Studies and Planning, 22 hours ago
With the most recent issue of its news digest PLAN, the School of Architecture + Planning is introducing the option of reading its news on the go, using your smartphone and/or digital tablet. The mobile app, developed by SMArchS candidate Laia Mogas-Soldevila and Jorge Duro-Royo, partners in Dumo La...
Introducing the Center for Advanced Urbanism
MIT News - Urban Studies and Planning, 22 hours ago
This spring, the School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) is launching a major new research center focused on the planning, design, construction and retrofitting of urban environments for the 21st century.Under the leadership of center director Alexander D'Hooghe and research director Alan Berger ...
Building a better big box
MIT News - Urban Studies and Planning, 22 hours ago
For many people, suburbs have a bad reputation: too bland, too boring. Alexander D'Hooghe would like to change that perception.D'Hooghe, a Belgian-born architect and director of the Center for Advanced Urbanism at MIT, cares deeply about urban form and the large-scale issues cities face in achieving...
Designing healthy cities
MIT News - Urban Studies and Planning, 22 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...
Building the new New Orleans, block by block
MIT News - Urban Studies and Planning, 22 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 - Urban Studies and Planning, 22 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 - Urban Studies and Planning, 22 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...
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