SUMMER SERIES 2010

The MIT Community Innovators Lab (CoLab) has scoured its network to find people embarking on summer journeys that have the power to help us rethink economy, environment, and place.

Our scope is admittedly broad. Here is our gradually unfolding series list:

One Woman’s Adventures in her Vegetable-Grease-Powered Car by Dayna Cunningham

Miami Urban Think Tank Series: notes and different perspectives on Miami by MUTT bloggers

Reporting the City: New Urban Journalism in the San Francisco Bay Area by Katia Savchuk

For the Love of Garbage by Libby McDonald

The People Behind Coal in Kentucky and Colombia by Kentuckians for the Commonwealth

• The Library and Society: an urban planner’s perspective by Aditi Mehta

Colombia’s Political Economy: Observations from an American Intern in the Colombian Government by Ben Hyman

Finding Brotherly Love: Refugee integration in Philadelphia by Karin Brandt

• Food Fever: Fresh food access and community development in Philadelphia by Alissa Weiss

Gender and Water: the experience of mainstreaming gender in governance of the water and sanitation sector by Jordi Sánchez-Cuenca

Historic Preservation in New Orleans: The truth behind three homes by Laura Manville

$urviving the Middle Class in Cambridge, Massachusetts by Christina Ruhfel

Collaborating like a Designer: A product designer explores methods for innovative collaboration by Elizabeth Johansen

Nepali Classes at MIT: Connecting second-generation Nepali residents with culture through language by Atul Pokharel

What Makes People Listen? Reflections and case studies on how to use multimedia tools to engage diverse communities in public processes by Stefanie Ritoper

Preparing for Disaster in The Face of Climate Change: Gathering community perspectives from the Mekong River Basin in Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam by Shoko Takemoto

Assessing Water Quality in an Ethiopian Refugee Camp: Reports, observations, and reflections from the field by Christophe Chung

Who’s on Newbury Street? Boston’s famous wealthy shopping street is more dynamic than its reputation by Alexa Mills

From Campaign to Community: How to go from the grassroots to the grass seeds in community organizing by Malia Lazu