MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning

11.522: Research Seminar on Urban Information Systems

Presentation Schedule (Fall, 2012)

Class will generally meet Wednesday, 6:05 - 8:00 PM in Room 9-451. Guest speakers will present either during the Wednesday evening slot or occassionally during other time slots (most likely lunchtime and, on occasion, during the Fall 2012 PhD workshop, Wed., 12:30 - 2:00, in the same room):

This list of 11.522 presentations will be updated as student-led sessions are scheduled. Note: Some of these web links are not world readable so browser access is 'forbidden.' To access them, you need to be on the 11.522 mailing list and use your MIT email ID together with OpenAFS or sftp. Note that http://mit.edu/11.522/www/ is the same location as: \\afs\athena.mit.edu\course\11\11.522\www


5-Sept
  • Overview of current UIS projects, recent theses, and UIS-related General Exams
  • Introduction and selection of focus areas and class presentations
12-Sept
  • Discussion of recent JAPA article: Echinique, et al., "Growing Cities Sustainably: Does Urban Form Really matter?" JAPA, Vol. 78:2 (2012), :pp 121-137. )
  • Related discussion on PLANET listserv for Planning Academics
  • See web links from the 11.522 'Resources' webpage
  • Added for post-class exploration: spreadsheets for the simple 'bank loan,' 'population projection,' and 'Lowry' models are available in the 'simple models' folder.
19-Sept
26-Sept
3-Oct
  • no class (URISA conference); individual meetings on literature review and research
10-Oct
  • Guest Lecture: Dr. Fabio Carrera (DUSP, 2004), "Implementing City Knowledge"
16-Oct

Extra session: (12 noon - 2 pm, in Room 9-250)

17-Oct
24-Oct
30-Oct

Extra session: Tuesday evening, 6:00 - 8:00 pm: ACSP Talks - dress rehersals

  • Rob Goodspeed, "Computer Modeling for Social Learning in Land Use Planning"
  • Shan Jiang, "A Tale of Two Cities: In Search of Spatiotemporal Patterns of Human Activities,"
  • Jingsi Xu, "The Impact of neighborhood-Level Built-Environment Characteristics on Vehicle Miles Travelled: A Case Study of Metro-Boston"
  • Yi Zhu, "Bicycle Sharing in Chinese Cities: Current States and Operational Challenges"
31-Oct
  • no class (ACSP conference)
7-Nov
14-Nov
  • project work
21-Nov
  • no class (Thanksgiving eve)
28-Nov
  • project work
5-Dec
  • Final Project Presentations
12-Dec
  • Final Project Presentations


Last modified: 12 September 2012 [jf]

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