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  • Monday, September 10, 2018 4:39 PM | Daphne Politis

    Please join us Thurs. night (9/13) when we will kick off the Fall DUSP/MIT occasional Urban Planning Film Series with a classic Boston film.

    Urban Planning Film Series: The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) Thurs., September 13, 2018

    In 1973, before THE DEPARTED, THE TOWN, MYSTIC RIVER, GONE BABY GONE, or BLACK MASS -- when Boston was truly gritty and as down-on-its-luck as a two-bit gangster -- Robert Mitchum packed a generation's worth of despair, resignation, and existential angst into in THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE....

    Time: 7:00 pm–9:00 pm

    Location: MIT 3-133 (<>).

    The great Robert Mitchum plays small-time gunrunner Eddie "Fingers"

    Coyle in an adaptation of George V. Higgins's acclaimed novel, directed by by Peter Yates (BULLITT, BREAKING AWAY). World-weary and living hand to mouth, Coyle works on the sidelines of the seedy Boston underworld just to make ends meet. But when he finds himself facing a second stretch of hard time, he's forced to weigh loyalty to his criminal colleagues against snitching to stay free. Directed with an eye for its gritty locales and an open heart for its less-than-heroic characters, this is a treasure of 1970s Hollywood film-making --- a suspenseful crime drama in stark, unforgiving daylight.

    Part of the MIT/DUSP Urban Planning Film Series. Free, open to the general public; popcorn and movie snacks provided.


    Ezra Haber Glenn, AICP

    Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT

    77 Massachusetts Ave., Room 7-346

    Cambridge, MA 02139

  • Tuesday, June 19, 2018 9:22 AM | Daphne Politis

    "As debts pile up, whole new cities of apartment towers sit largely empty amid flashy 

    amenities such as museums, stadiums, and a replica of the Sphinx; residents wonder 

    when they'll have neighbors..."

  • Monday, May 28, 2018 12:01 PM | Daphne Politis

    Hello! I am a recent Master of Science graduate from Tuft's University's Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning and have a specialization certificate in Water, Systems, Science and Society. My knowledge and interest areas include climate adaptation, waterfront planning, community economic development, and equitable green design. I aiming to work full-time and contribute to a firm or projects using my skills in community outreach, data visualization, and research. If you'd like to connect please send an email to or a message via LinkedIn ( 

  • Monday, April 16, 2018 12:24 PM | Daphne Politis

    Despite its stated goals of promoting transit-oriented development and improving affordability through dense new housing supply, nearly every housing justice organization in California has vehemently opposed SB 827. In a series of interviews, The Planning Report aimed to drill down on the potential impacts of the bill, and depoliticize the contentious policy conversation.

  • Thursday, April 12, 2018 5:46 PM | Daphne Politis

    Millennials are making more money in their 20s than Gen Xers or baby boomers did at the same age, but they’re spending the largest share of that income on rent, according to a RENTCafé study reported in Multifamily Executive (4/12/18).

  • Tuesday, April 10, 2018 10:14 PM | Daphne Politis

    The Town of Acton is looking for a Planning Intern. Please share the attached internship posting for anyone who is interested. Please see the attachment for the full description and how to apply. Applications will be accepted until May 11th.

    Contact the Acton Planning Department for more information:

  • Sunday, April 08, 2018 10:36 PM | Daphne Politis

    The notion that an active cultural milieu can have a broad-ranging economic impact is certainly not a novel concept for most real estate developers. But Miami’s rapid and sustained growth due to its significant investment in cultural development is perhaps one of the more successful case studies on the concept.

  • Wednesday, April 04, 2018 11:47 AM | Daphne Politis

    When you search the Top 100 urban planning and development, architecture, or built environment books on Amazon you may notice the abundance of male voices, male authors. This book list is meant for men and women alike – to be inspired by those in our field and to gain greater perspectives in planning and developing built

  • Sunday, April 01, 2018 6:56 PM | Daphne Politis

    Are the urban revival and the future of mobility already rendering parking lots obsolete? Chicago provides a case study of a new generation of skyscrapers rising were cars once parked.

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