Unfinished Revolution: Dr. King's Goal Was Full Employment and Universal Health Care
By Professor J. Phillip Thompson, Boston Review
Tweeting the City
By Scott Campbell, MIT News
MIT News Link: http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2013/tweeting-the-city.html
SA+P Story Link: http://sap.mit.edu/resources/portfolio/tweeting/
Forefront Excerpt: Betting the Farm
By Matt Bevilacqua, Next City
Call for Papers: URBAN Special Issue of Critical Sociology, A Critical Assessment of Community-Based Research
Three Generations: From the Fields to Construction to UCLA
By Paul Garcia, CoLab Radio cross-post on the AFL-CIO blog
Rick Lowe and Mel Chin - Artists and Community Planning
By Anulfo Baez, Big Red & Shiny
Atlantic Cities features CoLab Radio Street Chair Project
On August 15, 2012, Atlantic Cities published an article titled An Ode to Abandoned Street Chairs. The article describes how CoLab Radio started its collection of chair images by recruiting contributors from all over the world. It also discusses how the initiative evolved to include a pop-up show. If you see any abandoned chairs in your neighborhoods, please take a picture and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CoLab Alumni win 2012 Excellence in Public Service Award
The MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning honored two CoLab alumni, Benji Power (MCP '09) and Stefanie Ritoper (MCP '11), for their commitment to public service. Benji is the Director of Community Building and Organizing for Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida, where he is working on federally funded redevelopment projects in the Brownsville neighborhood of Miami. Stefanie is the Communications Director at the California Construction Academy in the UCLA Labor Center. The Center recently published the book Beyond Green Jobs: Building Lasting Opportunities in Energy Efficiency.
City lovers inspired by new #citychat interviews on Twitter
CoLab Radio Writer Featured in Los Angeles' "KCET Departures"
John Arroyo is one of CoLab Radio's original contributors. His first blog series enabled L.A. artists living and working along the L.A. River to draw their visions for this 52-mile concrete-encased river on a map. KCET has now published the fascinating history of John's family, the origins in Mexico, and their relationship to East L.A. dating back to 1919.
Baltimore City Paper features CoLab Radio oral history project, Voices on the Verge
On March 28, 2012 the Baltimore City Paper published an article titled "A new oral history project highlights the residents of Reservoir Hill". The article describes the work residents of that neighborhood are doing to tell their collective story. The residents are publishing their stories one by one on CoLab Radio. The project is called Voices on the Verge, and describes a neighborhood where people have chosen to face obstacles (a degraded main street, race relations, et cetera) and struggle towards a better future together.
MIT students propose winning solutions at White House/DOE Better Buildings Initiative
On Friday, March 2nd, the MIT Energy Club, sent two teams of students to compete in a case competition for the President's Better Buildings Challenge. Nineteen universities traveled to the Washington, DC, to propose innovative strategies for reducing energy use in commercial buildings by 20% by 2020. Both MIT teams won awards for their proposed casestudy recommendations.
CoLab congratulates DUSP students Elena Alschuler, Brendan Wesley Look, McEwen, Nikhil Nadkarni, and Christopher Jones, who partnered with Patrick Flynn (Sloan), Kate Goldstein (Building Technology), Zack Mallow (Sloan), Neheet Trivedi (Sloan), and Nan Zhao (Media Lab), to take home the following accolades:
- Best Proposal, NYC Office Building
- Most Innovative Proposal, Walther Reed Army Medical Center
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If the people will lead
At an MIT panel on the future of black politics, scholars discuss the need for civic engagement at a time of economic stress.
By Peter Dizikes, MIT News Office
New White Paper Details Innovative Local Delivery of Energy Efficiency
MIT CoLab staff, students, and alumni publish ACEEE white paper on innovative local solutions for energy efficiency. The four authors are current or former researchers for the MIT Energy Efficiency Strategy Project, led by Research Scientist Harvey Michaels. The paper summarizes three years of research about the community solutions to carbon emissions reduction through building efficiency.
Link to white paper: http://aceee.org/white-paper/the-role-of-local-actors
Alianza para que la comunidad se apodere del río Piedras
Press coverage of the final presentation of a 'new model of conservation' to representatives of the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico and community members who participated in the project. Also present were Jon Borschow of the Foundation for Puerto Rico, Mike Soto of the Center for the New Economy, and many other allies interested in developing inclusive programming within the Piedras River watershed.
Artículos de prensa sobre la presentación final del 'nuevo modelo de conservación' al Fideicomiso de Conservación de Puerto Rico y representantes de comunidades quienes participaron en el proyecto. También presentes, Jon Borschow de la Fundación para Puerto Rico, Mike Soto del Centro para la Nueva Economía, y otros aliados interesados en el desarrollo de programación inclusiva en la cuenca del río Piedras.
By Alexa Mills, Patricia Molina Costa and Amy Stitely
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