Does ride-sharing substitute for or complement public transit?

In the Chinese city of Chengdu, one-third of ride-sharing might replace public transit trips.

Gavin Choo | Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology • mit
July 27, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: cities sustainability pollution development research transportation automobiles school-of-architecture-and-planning urban-studies-and-planning singapore-mit-alliance-for-research-and-technology-smart

Flatworms muscle new eyes' wiring into their brains

Peter Reddien's lab at the Whitehead Institute takes a step forward in understanding how neural circuits could be regenerated in adults.

Eva Frederick | Whitehead Institute • mit
July 8, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: neuroscience development biology animals research school-of-science whitehead-institute

Lowering emissions without breaking the bank

New research provides a look at how India could meet its climate targets while maintaining economic growth

Mark Dwortzan | Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change • mit
July 31, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: climate-change climate development carbon economics global-warming greenhouse-gases india research renewable-energy school-of-engineering sloan-school-of-management tata-center department-of-energy-doe alternative-energy joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change mitei systems and-society institute-for-data

Speeding up drug discovery for brain diseases

Whitehead Institute team finds drugs that activate a key brain gene; initial tests in cells and mice show promise for rare, untreatable neurodevelopmental disorder.

Nicole Davis • mit
July 31, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: genetics crispr mental-health development biology pharmaceuticals disease research drug-development behavior proteins school-of-science brain-and-cognitive-sciences national-institutes-of-health-nih whitehead-institute picower-institute

Study: Democracy fosters economic growth

Researchers find vast gains in productivity after countries democratize.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
March 7, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: politics development economics social-sciences research school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences developing-countries policial-science

Stronger political leadership needed to close global gender divide in education – report

The poorest girls in many Commonwealth countries spend no more than five years in school, with the global target of 12 years of quality universal education remaining “a distant reality” for many, according to a new report charting global inequality in girls’ education.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 21, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: spotlight-on-children education development spotlight-on-africa

The city is her lab | MIT News

Siqi Zheng studies the economics of China’s urban explosion.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
July 3, 2018 ~7 min

Tags:  cities  pollution  development  china  economics  profile  transportation  school-of-architecture-and-planning  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  urban-studies-and-planning  global  real-estate  faculty  center-for-real-estate

China Venture Workshop announces first cohort | MIT News

Ten teams will collaborate with local partners, pilot solutions to urban challenges.

Louis Goldsmith | School of Architecture and Planning • mit
May 31, 2018 ~9 min

Tags:  cities  development  startups  china  asia  design  school-of-architecture-and-planning  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  urban-studies-and-planning  global  real-estate  classes-and-programs

How much does infrastructure boost an economy? | MIT News

MIT economist’s historical study details how railroads helped India trade and grow.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
April 26, 2018 ~6 min

Tags:  development  history  economics  social-sciences  india  research  transportation  trade  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

Tata Center adds eight new projects to its 2018-2019 portfolio | MIT News

MIT principal investigators will receive funding and support for projects seeking an impact in the developing world.

Tata Center for Technology and Design • mit
April 12, 2018 ~1 min

Tags:  development  funding  architecture  india  research  mechanical-engineering  school-of-architecture-and-planning  school-of-engineering  aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering  civil-and-environmental-engineering  developing-countries  tata-center  mit-energy-initiative  biological-engineering  chemical-engineering  grants  d-lab

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