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   

Tags: mit-energy-initiative-mitei sustainability alternative-energy oil-and-gas electric-vehicles infrastructure policy research automobiles autonomous-vehicles cities emissions china energy joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change

Paving sustainably

Researchers at the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub study the many contextual factors that influence a pavement’s environmental footprint.

Andrew Logan | Concrete Sustainability Hub | May 22, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: concrete-sustainability-hub infrastructure transportation sustainability concrete civil-and-environmental-engineering emissions climate-change research

Designing water infrastructure for climate uncertainty

A new method identifies opportunities to learn and adapt to changing temperature and precipitation trends.

Mark Dwortzan | Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change | April 22, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: school-of-engineering civil-and-environmental-engineering joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change idss climate-change infrastructure policy water sustainability eaps africa research

Paving ahead: Model aims for infrastructure preservation

MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub researchers outline a new pavement maintenance model that accounts for future uncertainties in cost and deterioration.

Andrew Logan | Concrete Sustainability Hub | April 8, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: sustainability research concrete concrete-sustainability-hub civil-and-environmental-engineering school-of-engineering transportation infrastructure

With buildings and infrastructure, it pays to take a life-cycle perspective | MIT News

Concrete Sustainability Hub research shows life-cycle thinking has long-term environmental and economic payoffs.

Anne Wilson Yu | Concrete Sustainability Hub | March 30, 2018
~4 mins |

Tags:  research  concrete  concrete-sustainability-hub  infrastructure  environment  energy  school-of-engineering  civil-and-environmental-engineering

Study: For food-waste recycling, policy is key | MIT News

Successful programs aren’t limited to well-off towns with strong environmental movements.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | Aug. 17, 2017
~7 mins |

Tags:  school-of-architecture-and-planning  climate-change  environment  energy  greenhouse-gases  engineering-systems  infrastructure  renewable-energy  urban-studies-and-planning  dmse  idss

Case study suggests new approach to urban water supply | MIT News

One drought remedy: Keep infrastructure fast, cheap, and under control.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | Aug. 14, 2017
~7 mins |

Tags:  school-of-engineering  climate-change  idds  infrastructure  policy  water  desalination  sustainability  joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change  research

At the intersection of industry and academia | MIT News

Infrastructure, Smart Cities and Transportation Workshop sheds light on collaboration opportunities between MIT and Parsons Corporation.

Carolyn Schmitt | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering | March 22, 2017
~11 mins |

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An autonomous fleet for Amsterdam | MIT News

MIT, AMS Institute will collaborate to solve complex urban problems for Amsterdam with the development of autonomous "roboats."

School of Architecture and Planning | Sept. 19, 2016
~5 mins |

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Drive-by monitoring for urban streetlights | MIT News

System developed at MIT could automate inspection for efficiency and maintenance issues.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Sept. 16, 2016
~7 mins |

Tags:  research  infrastructure  urban-studies-and-planning  mechanical-engineering  cities  energy  sustainability  school-of-engineering

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