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11.301J Introduction to Urban Design and Development (MIT)
This course examines both the structure of cities and ways they can be changed. Its scope includes historical forces that have produced cities, models of urban analysis, contemporary theories of urban design, and implementation strategies. Core lectures are supplemented by discussion sessions focusing on student work and field trips. Guest speakers present cases involving current projects illustrating the scope and methods of urban design practice.
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STS.062J Drugs, Politics, and Culture (MIT)
This class examines the relationship between a number of mind-altering substances and cultural processes. We look at the relationship between drugs and such phenomena as poverty, religion, technology, inter-generational conflict, colonialism, and global capitalism. We read about the physiological and psychological effects of these substances -- ranging from alcohol to LSD, cocaine and ecstasy -- and ask why different societies prohibit and sanction different drugs. We examine the use of mind-alt
Author(s): Gusterson, Hugh

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15.010 Economic Analysis for Business Decisions (MIT)
15.010 is the Sloan School's core subject in microeconomics, with sections for non-Sloan students labeled 15.011. Our objective is to give you a working knowledge of the analytical tools that bear most directly on the economic decisions firms must regularly make. We will emphasize market structure and industrial performance, including the strategic interaction of firms. We will examine the behavior of individual markets -- and the producers and consumers that sell and buy in those markets -- in
Author(s): Berndt, Ernst,Doyle, Joseph,Chapman, Michael,Stoke

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1 Good practice in writing

This course is a general guide and will introduce you to the principles of good practice that can be applied to all writing. If you work on developing these, you will have strong basic (or ‘core’) skills to apply in any writing situation. For assistance with specific aspects of any course you are to study, always refer to any guidance notes or handbooks that have been provided.

This course won't solve all your difficulties immediately; developing your writing skills is an ongoing pr
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ESD.04J Frameworks and Models in Engineering Systems / Engineering System Design (MIT)
This class provides an introduction to quantitative models and qualitative frameworks for studying complex engineering systems. Also taught is the art of abstracting a complex system into a model for purposes of analysis and design while dealing with complexity, emergent behavior, stochasticity, non-linearities and the requirements of many stakeholders with divergent objectives. The successful completion of the class requires a semester-long class project that deals with critical contemporary is
Author(s): Sussman, Joseph

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4.4 Discussion

In this second case study, I have described two different trends in energy use by cold appliances over the last few decades. On the one hand the efficiency with which appliances use electrical energy has improved but, in spite of this, their consumption of electricity has increased significantly in recent decades. Since 2000 consumption has started to decline, probably as a result of the introduction of minimum energy standards. The trend will only continue if we demand and use the most energ
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Tackling congestion in the world's worst traffic city
New transportation system and regulations aim to resolve gridlock in Jakarta, which has been named the city with the world's worst traffic. Angie Teo reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international n
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Iraqi footage shows strikes on IS
Iraq's Ministry of Defence releases footage of air strikes conducted against what it says are Islamic State targets in the western city of Ramadi. Rough cut (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, nation
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Engaging students, engaging industry and engaging enterprise
This reflective case study and poster relates to a specific event staged by students and examines the phases and critical points within the whole process. It identifies some key learning outcomes for all involved
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Faculty in :90 / John Nichols
A brief question-and-answer session with John Nichols, professor emeritus, produced by the College of Communications as part of its “Faculty in :90” series.
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Paul Gough on Banksy Does New York
Paul Gough, Pro-Vice Chancellor and President of the College of Design and Social Context at RMIT, is the author of "Banksy: A Bristol Legacy." Here he talks about his impressions of the upcoming HBO Documentary "Banksy Does New York." How has this artist managed to penetrate the barrier between art world and popular culture? Gough shares his insights with RMIT's Sarah Adams.
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4.7 The future?

In the USA, the automobile reached the 50 per cent household penetration rate in 1923, about 23 years into the industry's development. The PC reached that threshold rate in 1999, also about 23 years into its development. Given the discussion in Section 3, this suggests that the economy-wide effects of the PC have yet to be fully see
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1980s Subculture: The Subversive Voice, Women in the Arts
Curator Mathilde Weh in conversation with musician Penny Ikinger about the role that women played in the art and music scene of the 1980s
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Zebra mussel current distribution
In the last 20 years, zebra mussels have spread from the Great Lakes to most major freshwater areas in the Eastern United States.
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Zebrafish "inner ear" imaging wins science video prize
A microscopic view of the development of a sensory organ in zebrafish has won biologists Dr. Mariana Muzzopappa and Jim Swoger first place in this year's Nikon Small World in Motion Photomicrography Competition. Ben Gruber reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and innovations news: http://smarturl.it/Innovations Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and
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Jon Stewart and Josh Marshall
Veteran journalist Bill Moyers begins his new weekly series Bill Moyers Journal with an interview with Jon Stewart, the anchor of the award-winning The Daily Show for eight years, about why so many get their news and analysis from his fake news show. Also on the program: Josh Marshall, blogger and publisher of the influential talkingpointsmemo.com, gives his perspective on role of politics in the recent firings of federal prosecutors. And Bill Moyers remembers David Halberstam.Author(s): No creator set

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6.245 Multivariable Control Systems (MIT)
This course uses computer-aided design methodologies for synthesis of multivariable feedback control systems. Topics covered include: performance and robustness trade-offs; model-based compensators; Q-parameterization; ill-posed optimization problems; dynamic augmentation; linear-quadratic optimization of controllers; H-infinity controller design; Mu-synthesis; model and compensator simplification; and nonlinear effects. The assignments for the course comprise of computer-aided (MATLAB®) des
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Faculty in :90 / Matt Jackson
A brief question-and-answer session with Matt Jackson, associate professor and head of the Department of Telecommunications, produced by the College of Communications as part of its “Faculty in :90” series.
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Acknowledgements

Course image: stuart anthony in Flickr made available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Licence.

Grateful acknowledgement is made to the following sources for permission to reproduce material in this course:

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