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
Crossing educational borders : the effects of state financial aid on undocumented students' pursuit of higher education (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)Currently there are twenty-two states (and the District of Columbia) that offer in-state resident tuition (ISRT) rates to undocumented youth who meet set residential criteria. As of January 2019, ten states (and the District ...
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)Advances in information and communications technologies are enabling the growth of real-time ride sharing-whereby drivers and passengers or fellow passengers are paired up on car trips with similar origin-destinations and ...
Community empowerment, technology, and access through peer to peer systems : blockchain concept and case study in Accra, Ghana (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)A joint collaboration by Ayna Verella and Nneka Sobers, this thesis will explore the development of our start-up, ALL PPL. ALL PPL's aim is to develop a Peer-to- Peer (P2P) decentralized risk exchange platform that leverages ...