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

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

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


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


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


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