Research by PhD student Stefanie Stantcheva touches on taxation, student loans and education incentives.
Students in Professor John de Monchaux's Urban Design Studio (11.332J/4.163J) designed the area around a train station in Barcelona, Spain, for a class project last term. Barcelona officials recently visited MIT to see the final presentation and design prototype. Graduate student Wolfgang Ungerer (in white shirt) explains part of the design to Joan Antonio Solans, director-general of urbanism for the Generalitat of Catalonia (far left); student Adrian L'Orange of Barcelona; MIT architecture graduate student Wai Kuen Chan, who was TA for the subject; Mark Schuster, associate professor of urban studies and planning (behind Mr. Ungerer); Ellen Dunham-Jones, assistant professor of architecture; Joaquin Sabate of Barcelona, and Professor de Monchaux, former dean of the School of Architecture and Planning.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on January 15, 1997.