PLAN 70

In this issue:

Media Lab Invention Scores a Hit at Milan Motor Show

A folding electric scooter developed by the Smart Cities Group at the Media Lab was a hit at Milan's Motor Show last fall, along with a proposal to make the scooters available for short-term rentals at convenient city locations like su...

A Grant from USGS Will Help Support Eight Interns a Year

The MIT-USGS Science Impact Collaborative (MUSIC) – a program in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning focused on finding better ways to incorporate science into environmental decision-making – has received a multi-year awar...

Boston Exhibition Named One of Year’s Ten Best Shows





Alumnus Oliver Lutz (SMVisS'06) has been awarded the IV International Painting Prize Diputación de Castellón for his painting installation Lynching I. The award carries with it a cash prize of €60,000,...

'A Great Combination of an Intellectual and a Designer'





In January, Ana Miljacki joined the SA+P faculty as Assistant Professor of Architecture. According to department head Yung Ho Chang: 'Ana is one of the most sought-after young teachers in the field; a number...

Wodiczko Wins Design Award for French Memorial

Krzysztof Wodiczko has received a 2007 Faculty Design Award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture – along with Julian Bonder of Roger Williams University – for their design of a memorial to the abolition of slavery in Na...

Wallpaper* Magazine's New Directory of Best Graduates

Three designers from MIT's Department of Architecture have been listed in a global directory of 110 up-and-coming graduates in art and design, produced by the international design magazine Wallpaper*.

The searchable online direc...

New Research on the Rationing of Medical Procedures

Frank Levy, Rose Professor of Urban Economics in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, has received a grant of nearly $335K from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to assess attempts by healthcare organizations to reduce expense...

A New Book of Recently-Discovered Photos

Gary Van Zante, Curator of SA+P's Wolk Gallery and Curator of Architecture and Design at the MIT Museum, has recently published a portfolio of Civil War-era photographs that is considered one of the most important discoveries in early American pho...

A Gift for Future Generations: Tee Taggart and Jack Turner

When Tee Taggart (PhD CP 1981) and her husband Jack Turner (BSEE 1966) heard about the new opportunity to invest in the MIT Endowment, they decided to use the occasion to help alleviate a problem they care deeply about: the cost of e...

Professor Sass Puts Up a Prefab at MOMA

Larry Sass, Assistant Professor of Computation in the Department of Architecture, is one of five architects featured in a major show this summer at the Museum of Modern Art.

On view from July 20 - October 20, Home Delivery: Fabricating t...

He is the Third from SA+P to Lead a University

John Maeda, associate director of research at the Media Laboratory, has been appointed president of the Rhode Island School of Design, effective June 2008. He is the third member of the SA+P community to be tapped as a college president: Law...

A New Book of Faculty Portraits and Interviews





Andrea Frank, a lecturer in the Visual Arts Program in the Department of Architecture, has recently released a new book of photographs and interviews with MIT faculty members, using MIT as a microcosm to reflect curr...

A New Model of Design, Construction and Technology Integration





MIT's Open Source Building Alliance, directed by Kent Larson in the Department of Architecture, has embarked upon a collaboration with New Hampshire builder Bensonwood Homes and other industry partner...

A New Research Center to Foster Community Engagement

A $5M grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has established a new research center here to study how technology can help build local community engagement. A joint effort between the Media Laboratory and MIT's Comparative...

Prominent Expert on Urban Cultural Policy

J. Mark Schuster (PhD'79), a professor of urban studies and planning here since 1978, died February 25 of complications from melanoma. He was 57.

An expert on arts funding policies and a respected leader of First Night and other Boston cul...

An Exhibit at the Compton Gallery

Urban Design and Civil Protest, an exhibit on display at the MIT Museum’s Compton Gallery through June 9, investigates the relationship between forms of protest and civic space, focusing on events of the last half-century in Buenos Aires, Beijing, Tel Av...

Two Symposia on the Future of the Green City

This spring, the School of Architecture + Planning and the Boston Society of Architects staged the first of a pair of symposia featuring leading urbanists from around the world discussing challenges facing the modern city in a period of global...

A New Book on How We Make Decisions

Professor Dan Ariely, who holds a joint appointment in Media Arts and Sciences in the School of Architecture + Planning and in Behavioral Economics at the Sloan School of Management, has recently released a new book, Predictably Irrational: The Hi...