Automated tools can help emergency managers make decisions, plan routes, and quantify road damage at city scales.
April 21, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: artificial-intelligence imaging natural-disasters research sensors weather radar technology-and-society algorithms lincoln-laboratory disaster-response
MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub researchers are investigating how the layouts, or textures, of cities influence extreme weather events.
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
Postdoc Héctor De Jesús-Cortés works to build up the STEM pipeline from his homeland to MIT and beyond.
Dec. 13, 2019 • ~9 min
Tags: education teaching graduate profile natural-disasters latin-america research school-of-science diversity-and-inclusion brain-and-cognitive-sciences picower-institute academics postdoctoral
Economic benefits of mitigation arrive much sooner than previously thought.
May 1, 2019 • ~5 min
Tags: climate-change energy environment poverty climate carbon economics policy greenhouse-gases natural-disasters emissions research weather joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change
Study finds state’s annual risk of extreme rainfall will rise from 1 to 18 percent.
Nov. 13, 2017 • ~7 min
Tags: climate-change environment climate global-warming greenhouse-gases natural-disasters emissions research weather school-of-science national-science-foundation-nsf computer-modeling eaps earth-and-atmospheric-sciences lorenz-center
The Humanitarian Response Lab works with FEMA to optimize public and private sector supply chains serving hurricane-affected areas.
Oct. 20, 2017 • ~7 min
Tags: supply-chains natural-disasters transportation school-of-engineering civil-and-environmental-engineering disaster-response humanitarianism
Boston-area volunteers gather at MIT to help identify post-hurricane conditions in the territory
Oct. 16, 2017 • ~3 min
Tags: hurricanes natural-disasters school-of-architecture-and-planning urban-studies-and-planning special-events-and-guest-speakers mit-libraries disaster-response crowdsourcing
MISTI media contest showcases MIT students working to build a better world.
Oct. 2, 2017 • ~3 min
Tags: climate-change europe video india natural-disasters students mechanical-engineering school-of-architecture-and-planning school-of-engineering urban-studies-and-planning global international-initiatives civil-and-environmental-engineering biological-engineering stem-education misti center-for-international-studies shass contests-and-academic-competitions d-lab middle-east
MIT team’s online platform links those who need aid with those who can help. (Este artículo está disponible en español.)
Sept. 24, 2017 • ~5 min
Tags: earthquakes natural-disasters latin-america mexico school-of-architecture-and-planning urban-studies-and-planning disaster-response crowdsourcing
Via social media, residents can contribute to public map that increases safety and helps response planning.
Sept. 8, 2017 • ~4 min
Tags: climate architecture natural-disasters weather school-of-architecture-and-planning urban-studies-and-planning disaster-response
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