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
Exceptionally un-American? why co-operative enterprises struggle in the United States, but scale elsewhere (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)In response to record economic inequality and climate change, global actors are turning to alternative institutions to build a just, sustainable "new economy", predicated on "economic democracy". These alternatives include ...
Mapping under uncertainity : spatial politics, urban development, and the future of coastal flood risk (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)Flooding is the most common and single largest source of disaster-caused property damage in the United States. The past year, 2017, was the costliest for weather and climate disasters in US history. To mitigate these losses, ...
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)Non-work destinations refer to the locational choices of people regarding where they go for non-work activity. My exploration focuses on the daily trips with a primary purpose of shopping, entertainment, dining and refreshment ...