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TREEPEDIA measures and compares green canopy in cities

The green canopy is an important and integral part of urban life. Trees help mitigate extreme temperatures, provide a natural respite from traffic, noise, and congestion, and improve the quality of life for those living in urban environments. However, the average citizen is often removed from understanding the individual features of their unique environmental habitats. How, then, can citizens be better engaged in this process so that they can play a more integral role in helping to shape the green canopies in their neighborhoods?

A Robust Presence for MIT at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale

Architects, artists, and designers from the MIT community will constitute a robust presence at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.

With ten full-time and visiting faculty, multiple alumni, and numerous contributing researchers and graduate students, the MIT community is deeply integrated into the extensive programming associated with the Biennale, including the main exhibition, national pavilions, and collateral locations across the historic city. In all, individuals from the MIT community are represented in many separate installations and exhibitions.

SA+P Alumni in the Media: Week of September 17

Piracy and terror
A new book from DUSP alum Eric Jay Dolin, PhD ’95 delves into the history of piracy in America. Read more at Technology Review and visit his events page for a list of upcoming book events.
 
2018 Mohamed Makiya Prize for Architecture

SA+P Alumni in the Media: Week of September 10

Soundings: Learn about DesignX
On Thursdays this September, hear about SA+P's DesignX accelerator and discuss your own venture ideas over dinner and drinks. Open to SA+P alumni and members of the MIT community. Learn more.

Ana Miljacki: Scholar of designers and dreamers

Historian, curator, and designer studies architects and their quest to make a better world.

Inside Ana Miljacki’s office in MIT’s Department of Architecture, a sign hangs on the wall bearing a wry message:

UTOPIA IS HERE
JUST FOR TODAY

John de Monchaux, former dean of the School of Architecture and Planning, dies at 81

Architect and planner remembered as a man who brought people together through a combination of wisdom, optimism, and charm.

Jean Pierre de Monchaux, an idealistic and optimistic planner and architect who served as dean of the MIT School of Architecture and Planning from 1981 to 1992, passed away on April 30, after living with Parkinson’s disease for 20 years. He was 81.

SA+P Alumni in the Media: Week of September 3

DUSP alumna named Boston's new Chief Of Arts And Culture

MIT team digitizes historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu

What if we could immerse ourselves in this UNESCO World Heritage Site through virtual reality or use augmented reality to interact with its 3-D site map?

Scientists alter membrane proteins to make them easier to study

By making hydrophobic sections water-soluble, researchers at the Center for Bits and Atoms hope to learn more about protein structures.

Fall 2018 SA+P-sponsored wellness courses

This fall, SA+P is expanding its wellness program to include more free classes sponsored by Dean Hashim Sarkis. SA+P will offer additional sessions of "Yoga and Mindfulness" as well as a 4-week "Koru Mindfulness" workshop to our School community. Classes start September 10.

MONDAYS
Yoga & Mindfulness:  12:30pm - 1:30pm - 9-450
Space is limited
http://signup.mit.edu/1245923679

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