Discerning the texture of urban resilience

MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub researchers are investigating how the layouts, or textures, of cities influence extreme weather events.

Andrew Logan | Concrete Sustainability Hub • mit
March 30, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: cities sustainability climate-change architecture construction hurricanes natural-disasters research school-of-engineering urban-studies-and-planning civil-and-environmental-engineering concrete-sustainability-hub

The elephant in the server room

Catherine D’Ignazio’s new book, “Data Feminism,” examines problems of bias and power that beset modern information.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
March 9, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: machine-learning artificial-intelligence ethics women data research school-of-architecture-and-planning urban-studies-and-planning diversity-and-inclusion computer-science-and-technology faculty technology-and-society mit-press books-and-authors

Historic migration patterns are written in Americans' DNA

Genetic, geographic, and demographic data from more than 30,000 Americans reveal more genetic diversity within ancestry groups than previously thought.

Tom Ulrich | Broad Institute • mit
March 5, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: dna genetics broad-institute research school-of-architecture-and-planning school-of-engineering urban-studies-and-planning electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs


Surveying the quality of life at MIT

A new survey of MIT students, faculty, and staff will inform initiatives to improve the work-life experience on campus and at Lincoln Laboratory.

Robyn Fizz | EVP Connect • mit
Jan. 28, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: research community students urban-studies-and-planning faculty staff administration provost lincoln-laboratory human-resources


3 Questions: An experiment illuminates the value of public transportation

Urban studies research from MIT sheds light on the ways low-income riders use mass transit.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
June 19, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: policy research transportation school-of-architecture-and-planning urban-studies-and-planning 3-questions

Taking a city’s pulse with moveable sensors

Study quantifies how much of Manhattan 10 taxis cover in a day — to better measure air pollution, traffic, and more.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
June 11, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: cities pollution research sensors transportation automobiles school-of-architecture-and-planning urban-studies-and-planning


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