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  • Granular urbanism : adaptive strategies for obsolete downtown neighborhoods 

    Titelboim, Yair(Yair Yakov) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020)
    Tackling the problem of obsolescence in North American cities, this thesis interrogates the question of how we should plan for the regeneration of aging office buildings. I argue that current whole-building, coarse-grained ...
  • Deep neural networks for choice analysis 

    Wang, Shenhao. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020)
    As deep neural networks (DNNs) outperform classical discrete choice models (DCMs) in many empirical studies, one pressing question is how to reconcile them in the context of choice analysis. So far researchers mainly compare ...
  • Centering peripheries : warning systems and disaster risk reduction planning on the island city 

    Bui, Lily,1987- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020)
    Warning systems play a crucial role in disaster events on islands. They enable timely communication of risk, bolstering capacity and counterbalancing the negative force exerted by hazards, exposures, and vulnerabilities ...

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