PLAN 90

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The Center for Advanced Urbanism hosted the Future of Suburbia workshop. Photo: Judith M. Daniels/SA+P

A Workshop and Design Charrette at the Center for Advanced Urbanism

The Future of Suburbia was the focus of a student-driven workshop and design charrette convened by SA+P’s Center for Advanced Urbanism in March. 

The topic is the Center’s second two-year research theme  – the first was infrastructure – looking at all forms of global suburban developments...

Timothy Hyde, left. (Photo: Judith M. Daniels/SA+P) and Iyad Rahwan.

Experts in Architectural History and Collective Intelligence

Timothy Hyde has been appointed Associate Professor in the History, Theory and Criticism program in the Department of Architecture, effective in January.  Hyde is a historian of modern architecture whose work ranges widely across countries and...

Joan Jonas, Lines in the Sand, performance at Documenta 11, Kassel, 2002 Photo: Werner Maschmann

An Exhibit to Complement Her US Pavilion in Venice

This spring and summer, the MIT List Visual Arts Center is presenting seven seminal film and single-channel video works by pioneering artist and SA+P Professor Emerita Joan Jonas, a complement to Jonas’s They Come to Us without a Word, a new work made for the US Pavilion at the 2015 Veni...

Looking East on 30th Street on a Late September Morning, 200 Photo: © Joel Sternfeld; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.

The Photographers of Places Journal, 1987-2009

A comprehensive exhibition of photographs that appeared in the environmental design journal Places from 1987-2009 is on view at the MIT Museum’s Kurtz Gallery for Photography through August 16, featuring nearly 70 images by 21 American and European photographers. 

Founded in 1983...

Mangaleswary Kumarasamy- legal advisor to both local community groups and government agencies regarding land use issues and advocate for efforts to strengthen marginalized communities. Photo: Leslie Tuttle

Malaysian Women Promoting Sustainable Development

A multimedia exhibit focusing on the impressive role of women policymakers and social entrepreneurs in Malaysia is on view in SA+P’s Wolk Gallery through the end of the summer. 

The exhibition is part of a five-year partnership between MIT and the Universiti Teknologi of Malaysia (UTM) to...

Photo: Chagin/iStock

Open to Professionals from Around the World

This summer, MIT Professional Education, in collaboration with the MIT Center for Real Estate, is offering its first Professional Certificate in real estate.

The Professional Certificate in Real Estate Finance and Development program is being offered June 8-19 and comprises five courses:...

A Community Effort involving Family, Faculty, Students, Staff and Administration

A memorial to Sean Collier, the MIT police officer who was killed in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing two years ago, was dedicated on the MIT campus April 29.  Designed by J. Meejin Yoon, head of SA+P’s Department of Architecture, the memorial is the culmination of a community effort...

Eran Ben-Joseph greeting people at the DUSPx event in Los Angeles. Photo: Kian Goh

Bringing Alums Together to Reconnect

In January, 40 DUSP alumni from the Los Angeles area convened at the Japanese American National Museum downtown to share their work and to renew and update connections with their classmates and colleagues. 

The evening was the second in a series created by the Department of Urban Studies a...

Yu Hung Hong, the new head of The Samuel Tak Lee MIt Real Estate Entrepreneurship Lab Photo: courtesy of Yu Hung Hong

The Samuel Tak Lee MIT Real Estate Entrepreneurship Lab

Yu-Hung Hong (MCP’89, PhD’95, Urban Studies and Planning) has been named the founding Director of the new Samuel Tak Lee MIT Real Estate Entrepreneurship Lab.  Housed in SA+P’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning and the Center for Real Estate, the Lab was established in January as part of a...

Architect and Educator Robert Robinson Taylor

In February, the US Postal Service inducted MIT architecture alumnus Robert Robinson Taylor into its Black Heritage Series, issuing a new postage stamp in his honor. A member of the Class of 1892, Taylor was MIT’s first African-American graduate and is believed to be the country’s first academica...

An Exhibit of Nearly Fifty Projects by Architecture Faculty

A collection of nearly fifty faculty members’ research and design projects were on display in SA+P’s Wolk Gallery this winter, bringing into full view the extraordinary range of work that contributes to the ongoing discourse in the architecture department.

On view from February 5th - April...

David Geltner, CRE professor of real estate finance and engineering systems. Photo: Judith M. Daniels/SA+P

MIT Center for Real Estate Trains Renaissance Professionals

The buildings around us, where we dwell, work, shop, learn, and play, have a profound effect on our lives, our society, and our economy. And graduates of the MIT Center for Real Estate (CRE) master’s program are having a profound effect on how those buildings...

Honor Recognizes Trailblazers in Neuroscience

In April, Ed Boyden, associate professor of biological engineering and brain and cognitive sciences at the Media Lab and the McGovern Institute, was awarded the third annual Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences by the...

Shown here: watercolor drawing/painting process. Photo: courtesy of Onur Yüce Gün

For Work that Embodies Mitchell’s Spirit of Creativity, Playfulness and Rigor

The winners of the inaugural cycle of the William J. Mitchell ++ Fund have been announced, chosen from more than 20 applications. 

The fund, established by friends and colleagues of SA+P’s former dean (1992 – 2003), was created to support student travel and research projects that embody Mi...

The symposium concluded with a performance of Yarn-dez-vous quilt that was transformed into 12 jackets. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.

Connecting Disparate Cultures through the Production and Sharing of Art

In March, a project co-authored by Azra Aksamija, Assistant Professor in SA+P’s Art, Culture and Technology Program – and including a number of artists and alumni from SA+P – was presented at the Armory Show 2015 in New York City, a leading international art fair and one of the city’s most import...