Dr. S. Atyia Martin joins RCHI for event 4/2/2018 on "Seeking Equitable Resilience for Boston and Beyond"

Dr. S. Atyia Martin joins RCHI for event 4/2/2018 on "Seeking Equitable Resilience for Boston and Beyond"

RCHI invites you to join us at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Room 9-255) April 2,2018 for a presentation by Dr. S. Atyia Martin entitled "Seeking Equitable Resilience for Boston and Beyond."

Additional remarks will be made by RCHI Director Lawrence Vale, Ceasar McDowell, and Jonah Susskind.  

Linda Shi Presents at 2017 AAG Annual Meeting

Linda Shi Presents at 2017 AAG Annual Meeting

At the 2017 Association of American Geographers Conference, held nearby in Boston, RCHI collaborator Linda Shi presents in a session titled "Contradictions of the Climate Friendly City 3: Critical Perspectives on Urban Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation," drawing from work with other RCHI collaborators, including Kian Goh and Zachary Lamb, on the equity impacts of urban land use planning for climate adaptation. She will also presented a paper, co-authored with RCHI collaborators Zachary Lamb, Colleen Qiu, Lawrence Vale, and Hongru Cai, titled "Tenure Security and Urban Resilience: The Power of Collective Title in China's Urban Villages."

Wainer and Ndengeyingoma Present on Best Practices in Affordable Housing in Kigali

Wainer and Ndengeyingoma Present on Best Practices in Affordable Housing in Kigali

RCHI Members Laura Wainer and Billy Ndengeyingoma recently collaborated with Sally Murray of the International Growth Centre on the report "Incremental housing, and other design principles for low-cost housing" in Kigali, Rwanda. To address Kigali's critical shortage of low-income housing, they explore the promise of incremental building, where unfinished houses on serviced plots are provided for beneficiaries to improve over time.

RCHI Launches Two-Year Collaboration with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo

RCHI Launches Two-Year Collaboration with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo

Andres Achury and Francis Goyes, Master in City Planning candidates, will visit Colombia in late August to carry out preliminary field research with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo (FMSD), one of the largest foundations in Colombia, for a new RHCI research initiative: Assessing Urban Resilience for Low-Income Housing Enterprises in Colombia. This visit kicks off a two-year collaboration between MIT, led by Prof. Lawrence Vale, and FMSD, with the objective of evaluating FMSD’s housing macro projects through RCHI's resiliency framework.