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An entrepreneur aims to work in Africa
MIT News - Urban Studies and Planning, 4 hours ago
On the long, bumpy drive to her grandmother's house in Accra, Ghana, seven-year-old Sarah Dimson began to notice some stark disparities between her home in Norman, Okla., and the country of her parents' birth. The car hit pothole after pothole, and the lights in her grandmother's home didn't come on...
Alumni honor seminal SA+P course
MIT News - Urban Studies and Planning, 4 hours ago
In May, a group of 40-50 alumni from the School of Architecture + Planning assembled at MIT from as far away as Europe and Asia to attend the last session of Julian Beinart's class on the Theory of City Form, a class he'd taught since 1977.Initiated by alumnus Isaac Manning (SMArchS' 90) - president...
Energy and the developing world
MIT News - Urban Studies and Planning, 4 hours ago
Nearly 1.3 billion people live without electricity in the developing world - contributing to other vital social challenges, such as a lack of food and water and adequate healthcare. Seeing the need for a more collaborative approach to confronting the developing world's energy challenge, students at ...
Sidewalk City: Mapping the unmapped
MIT News - Urban Studies and Planning, 4 hours ago
On view in SA+P's Wolk Gallery through Nov. 15, Sidewalk City presents the latest experimental maps developed by the MIT Sidewalk Laboratory (SLAB), a research group developing new methods of mapping in order to re-conceptualize urban space and find more inclusive ways to design and govern the 21st ...
Helping build cities through anchor institutions
MIT News - Urban Studies and Planning, 4 hours ago
This spring, SA+P's Community Innovators Lab and The Democracy Collaborative at the University of Maryland co-hosted a forum at MIT to announce key findings of a joint case study on how nonprofit institutions can improve local economies.The study examined a program undertaken by Cleveland OH's Unive...
Inventing the city of the future
MIT News - Urban Studies and Planning, 4 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 - Urban Studies and Planning, 4 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 - Urban Studies and Planning, 4 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...
The `Great Rent Wars' of New York
MIT News - Urban Studies and Planning, 4 hours 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, 4 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...
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