MIT Energy Initiative report charts pathways for sustainable personal transportation

Technological innovations, policies, and behavioral changes will all be needed to reach Paris climate agreement targets.

Kathryn Luu | MIT Energy Initiative | Nov. 19, 2019 | mit
~10 mins   

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New approach suggests path to emissions-free cement

MIT researchers find a way to eliminate carbon emissions from cement production — a major global source of greenhouse gases.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Sept. 16, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: cement research school-of-engineering materials-science-and-engineering dmse civil-and-environmental-engineering energy emissions sustainability cities concrete climate-change greenhouse-gases manufacturing

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 | June 11, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

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In China, a link between happiness and air quality

Moods expressed on social media tend to decline when air pollution gets worse, study finds.

Helen Knight | MIT News correspondent | Jan. 21, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

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The city is her lab | MIT News

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

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | July 3, 2018
~7 mins |

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Dennis Frenchman named head of the MIT Center for Real Estate | MIT News

Architect and urban designer brings to the role decades of global expertise on the transformation of cities

School of Architecture and Planning | July 2, 2018
~3 mins |

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MIT faculty approves new urban science major | MIT News

Interdisciplinary undergraduate program combines urban planning and computer science.

School of Architecture and Planning | School of Engineering | June 5, 2018
~6 mins |

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Featured video: How tiny houses solve a huge problem | MIT News

Architecture alumna Sharon Lee MArch '81, MCP '81 thinks small to address Seattle’s growing homelessness crisis.

MIT News Office | June 4, 2018
~3 mins |

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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 | May 31, 2018
~9 mins |

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