Sustainable long-term urbanization of the Port au Prince Region cannot be created solely through the construction of houses. This document proposes an exemplary development process for a community at... More > Zoranje in the Plain Cul de Sac; a process that defines sustainable land-use and building construction through the integral creation of jobs, infrastructures and social services. Through analysis and recommendations at four scales from the Port au Prince Region down to a Neighborhood, this proposal seeks to create long-term replicable solutions that may be employed across the Port au Prince region, and throughout Haiti.< Less
This Management Primer, new and updated for 2012, provides a concise and current review of electronic records management in Canada, including legal regulations and rules. Long enough to be thorough,... More > yet short enough to be digestible, this Primer provides a clear snapshot of rules, guidelines, standards and Best Practices for Canadian records managers, IT managers, legal personnel and others responsible for e-records management in Canada. Researched and compiled by three industry experts, this is the most concise and current publication of its kind today.< Less
The MIT Japan 3.11 Initiative is MIT’s response to the March 2011 triple disaster in Japan. The Initiative, established by the MIT-Japan Program at the Center for International Studies,... More > provides a mechanism for faculty and student exchange between MIT and universities in the Tohoku region for the study and implementation of disaster-resilient planning, design, and reconstruction.
In the Summer 2012 Workshop of four weeks, the first half was spent in the villages of Tane, Shiga Prefecture. This is the sixth year that the MIT Japan Design Workshop has visited this Satoyama area consisting of thirteen villages, now facing a “slow disaster” with a shrinking population and declining productivity.
The second half of our stay in Japan was devoted to the disaster-relief & recovery aid to Minamisanriku in Miyagi Prefecture, jointly with the MIT Japan 3.11 Initiative activities underway there since 2011.< Less