Department of Urban Studies and Planning
We, in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning are committed to positive social change. Our vision is translated into professional education in distinct ways:
- To improve quality of life of the world's citizens
- To emphasize a democratic process in both private and public sectors, and acknowledge the necessity of government to ensure equality for all
- To use technology to facilitate social change
- We trust that the built environment can meet the needs of a diverse population, and give meaning to their daily lives.
Sub-communities within this community
Advancing equitable transit oriented development in Massachusetts : a framework and lessons from four gateway cities (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)Transit-oriented development (TOD) in Massachusetts' Gateway Cities offers a chance for the Commonwealth to channel projected population growth into strategic locations--a multi-pronged solution that helps meet climate ...
Towards the integration of terrestrial and marine spatial planning in Indonesia : a case study of Bali (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)Indonesia is the largest archipelagic state in the world. It holds very important marine resources and some of the most biodiverse marine ecosystems. Marine spatial planning, a tool that can be used to control development ...
Will dockless bike sharing system alter the subway price premium in rental market? : evidence from Beijing (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)The dockless bike-sharing system emerged in 2016 in China. It achieves door-to-door connection and is thus regarded as an efficient solution to the urban last mile problem. Empirical studies have found that the entry of ...