Finally, what methodological considerations does the use of such instruments raise for urban planning research in the future?
In-depth interviews with experts in the fields of urban planning, public participation, crowdsourcing, and scenarios were conducted, combined with secondary analysis of comparable approaches in related fields.
They also frame broader political goals in the city such as addressing stigmas about their place, controlling the land and its boundaries, and building a more transgressive and spontaneous form of democracy.
These goals reflect and are reinforced by the attachment and sense of community they feel for their neighborhood.
On display are documentary depictions of drawings, renderings, and photography, as well as models and videos.
They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. In order to give adequate time for the final thesis review and for revision, the completed draft must be submitted for final review by the third faculty reader at least one month before the final MIT dates for submission of a satisfactory grade on the dissertation.The 2018-2019 DUSP Thesis/Dissertation Abstracts booklet, which provides a glimpse at the diverse set of challenges, phenomena, and opportunities studied by DUSP alumni from the 2018-2019 academic year, is now available via the link on the right and online viewing via This exhibition, in the lobby of building 9 (105 Massachusetts Avenue), features many of the thesis highlighted in this booklet in addition to explorations by other graduate students in architecture, urban design and planning, art, media studies, and real estate.Bathe, copy to Academic Office) to request approval of the Thesis Committee membership.The Committee should be comprised of the thesis advisor(s) plus a minimum of two additional members, at least one of whom must be a member of the BE faculty. Thesis Committee has the responsibility of advising a student on all aspects of the thesis experience, from the proposal process through the preparation and defense of the final document.During my eight-month fieldwork in Barcelona, Boston, and Havana, I conducted semi-structured interviews with leaders of local organizations and NGOs working on improving environmental conditions, with a sample of active residents in each neighborhood, and with municipal agencies and policy-makers.Furthermore, I engaged in observation of events, as well as participant observation of projects focused on environmental improvements.How do different political systems and contexts of urbanization shape the strategies and tactics that neighborhoods develop and how to they manage to advance their goals?My dissertation is built around an international comparative study of three critical and emblematic case studies of minority and low-income neighborhoods organizing for improved environmental quality and livability in three cities - Casc Antic (Barcelona), Dudley (Boston), Cayo Hueso (Havana), - which have all achieved comparable improved environmental and health conditions around parks and playgrounds, sports courts and centers, community gardens, urban farms, farmers' markets, and waste management.The student and research supervisor should agree upon members of a Thesis Committee and propose a Committee to the appropriate Graduate Program Committee Chair.During the summer of the second year, the student must submit the Ph D Thesis Committee form to the Graduate Committee Chairs (Prof.