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2015.11.30. Posted by Lu Men

On November 18, 2015, a high-level delegation from the Department of Climate Change of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) visited the Samuel Tak Lee MIT Real Estate Entrepreneurship Lab (STL Lab). The two entities engaged in active discussion on the development of China’s low-carbon pilot projects and the related national policy.

2015.11.02. Posted by Zhengzhen Tan

On November 2 and 3, 2015, Mr. Jing Du and Dr. Xiaodong Wang of Topchain Real Estate visited MIT.  During their visit, they toured various departments and gave presentations on their work. On November 2, Mr. Du gave a talk entitled “The City and Me,” which provided a detailed overview of his experience in Chinese real estate development. 

2015.10.16. Posted by Zhengzhen Tan

A key focus of the Samuel Tak Lee MIT Real Estate Entrepreneurship Lab is to collaborate with government agencies, universities and colleges, and real estate professional groups to generate online courses useful for the young people worldwide, especially those in the People's Republic of China.  We're now accepting applications for the STL / MISTI 2016 Summer Exchange Camp!

2015.10.13. Posted by Zhengzhen Tan

On October 5, 2015, scholars from Tongji University's College of Architecture and Urban Planning joined MIT faculty to discuss socially responsible real estate entrepreneurship.  Moderated by Dr. Yu-Hung Hong, the director of the STL Lab, Tongji and MIT faculty were paired together to discuss issues related to human settlement, sustainable urban development strategy, and urban transportation and infrastructure in China.

2015.09.23. Posted by Zhengzhen Tan

MIT News

The Samuel Tak Lee MIT Real Estate Entrepreneurship Lab (STL Lab), in conjunction with the Center for Real Estate (CRE) and the Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP), has announced its first round of faculty research grants, awarding $1.5 million to 13 MIT researchers and their teams.

2015.09.18. Posted by Zhengzhen Tan

Graduate students arrive to study socially responsible real estate development and global urbanization.

The MIT Department of Urban Studies (DUSP), Center for Real Estate (CRE), and the Samuel Tak Lee MIT Real Estate Entrepreneurship Lab (STL Lab) have announced the inaugural class of STL Fellows, welcoming 12 master's students to MIT to study socially responsible real estate development and global urbanization.

2015.08.26. Posted by Zhengzhen Tan

On a bright and sunny day, in the front lobby of Building 9 for the Samuel Tak Lee Building Dedication and Naming Ceremony, on July 28, 2015, with approximately 100 people in attendance, SA&P Dean Hashim Sarkis welcomed the crowd, “[Sam Tak Lee gift] anchored our small school [SA&P] to the center of the [MIT] campus, encouraging us to consolidate our presence and identity as a school in the main group, on Mass Ave., and around the Sam Tak Lee building.”  

2015.07.14. Posted by Yuqi Wang

During June 23th – July 14th, 2015, the STL Lab travelled to six cities across China, visited nine universities, four professional associations, several real estate firms, and an online education firm. During the visits, the Lab’s Director had conversations with faculty, students, scholars, and practioners on topics related to socially responsible real estate entrepreneurship, collaborative research and practices, as well as online education and case studies. The Director also met with MIT alumni in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Beijing.

2015.07.13. Posted by Yuqi Wang

During the visit to China, the Director of the STL Lab met with the alumni of MIT School of Architecture & Planning in Hongkong, Shanghai, and Beijing.

2015.07.12. Posted by Yuqi Wang

The STL Lab visited the Urban Planning Society of China in Beijing.

2015.07.12. Posted by Yuqi Wang

On July 12th, 2015, the STL Lab visited the School of Architecture at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

2015.07.11. Posted by Yuqi Wang

On July 11th, 2015, the STL Lab visited the Peking University - Lincoln Institute, Center for Urban Development and Land Policy.

2015.07.09. Posted by Yuqi Wang

On July 9th, 2015, the STL Lab visited the Liangzhu Museum which was built and managed by China Vanke Co. Ltd. in Hangzhou, Zhejiang. This is an example of using real estate profits to subsidize historic preservation and public infrastructure investments.

2015.07.07. Posted by Yuqi Wang

On July 7th, 2015, the STL Lab visited the Shanghai Jiaotong University.

2015.07.06. Posted by Yuqi Wang

On July 6th, 2015, the STL Lab visited the College of Architecture & Urban Planning at Tongji University in Shanghai.

2015.07.02. Posted by Yuqi Wang

On July 2th, 2015, the STL Lab visited the Chongqing University in China, sharing with the faculty and students about the mission and objects of socially responsible real estate.

2015.06.26. Posted by Yuqi Wang

On June 26th, 2015, the STL Lab visited the School of Urban Planning & Design at Perking University Shenzhen Graduate School, and had a discussion with the faculty and students on the topics of socially responsible real estate and land finance.

2015.06.25. Posted by Yuqi Wang

On June 25th, 2015, the STL Lab visited the Shenzhen University.

2015.06.25. Posted by Yuqi Wang

On June 25th, 2015, the STL Lab visited the Shenzhen Topchain Real Estate (China), learning about socially responsible real estate projects developed by the firm.

2015.04.13. Posted by Yu-Hung Hong

STL Lab participated in an international conference on "Metro Gap" organized by the Metro Lab at MIT. At the conference, participants discussed how academia, practitioners, and international aid agencies are thinking about the definitions of metropolitan areas, and what policy issues are particularly prominent at the metro level.

2015.04.12. Posted by Yu-Hung Hong

Dr. Yu-Hung Hong was recently appointed as a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Economic Policy Reform (JEPR). The JEPR was founded by Dani Rodrik when the Berlin Wall came down. It is indexed in Thomson in Economics/Planning and Development, with an impact factor of 0.56.

2015.04.12. Posted by Yu-Hung Hong

Dr. Yu-Hung Hong, Director of the STL Lab, presented the findings of his upcoming book titled "Governance and Land Readjustment" at Columbia University on April 9, 2015. 

2015.03.29. Posted by Yu-Hung Hong

Dr. Yu-Hung Hong, the Director of the STL Lab, delivered a speech on land-based local public finance in China at the World Bank's Land and Poverty Conference. Two senior Chinese officials and the Director of the Peking University-Lincoln Institute Center were also on the same panel that discussed China's land reform strategies.

2015.03.02. Posted by Yu-Hung Hong

The Samuel Tak Lee MIT Real Estate Entrepreneurship Laboratory (STL Lab) was established in January 2015, due to the generous gift of MIT with the support from one of the largest gifts in MIT’s history. The donation is from alumnus Samuel Tak Lee ’62, SM ’64. Mr. Lee’s vision is to promote social responsibility among entrepreneurs and academics in the real estate profession worldwide, with a particular focus on China.