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
Seeing the city for the forest : the transformation and preservation of New York City's old growth urban forest ?(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)New York City's "emerald empire" is much more than its street trees. The city contains over 10,000 acres of forests within the five boroughs, including several examples of old growth forests. These natural areas are at ...
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)Faced with the considerable challenge of preserving industrial land in major cities, local governments tend to respond either by safeguarding the land for core industrial purposes, or by broadening its use range to include ...
Using machine learning to identify populations at high risk for eviction as an indicator of homelessness ?(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020)Homelessness in the U.S. emerged as a social problem from the beginning of the last century and has persisted until today. Even though multiple projects like the McKinney Act have created channels of funding for homelessness ...