3 Questions: JoAnn Carmin on helping cities plan for climate change
February 18, 2014MIT professor is studying, and reporting on, the challenges facing a cross-section of global cities as they brace for the future.
Mapping the New York fashion scene, minute by minute
February 5, 2014A new study uses social media to show how New York’s fashion industry still centers on just a few blocks of Manhattan.
Telecommunications data show civic dividing lines in major countries
December 18, 2013New study uses network data to show communication patterns and divisions in many major nations.
How green is your city? And how do you know?
October 28, 2013In a new book, an engineer and an architect lay out a program for urban development based on the cold hard facts about environmental sustainability.
Helping build cities through anchor institutions
September 27, 2013Leveraging nonprofit resources to improve local economies
Symposium takes on urban infrastructure challenges
June 18, 2013Inaugural symposium of the Center for Advanced Urbanism is part of a series devoted to design issues facing cities worldwide
The new challenges for urban planners
May 8, 2013In MIT talk, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan emphasizes the need for creative urbanism in a time of economic strain.
ESD alumna wins Singapore Challenge Prize
January 29, 2013Lynette Cheah and team take first place at international competition for their innovative transportation plan.
Hard times in Chicago
January 18, 2013MIT anthropologist’s new book recounts the painful aftermath when steel plants suddenly closed in the American heartland.
Cellphone data helps pinpoint source of traffic tie-ups
December 20, 2012Study: Congestion can be alleviated throughout a metropolitan area by altering the trips of drivers in specific neighborhoods.