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 | Jan. 28, 2020 | mit
~6 mins   

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 | June 19, 2019 | mit
~4 mins   

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 | June 11, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

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



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   

Tags: urban-studies-and-planning school-of-architecture-and-planning china asia social-media earth-and-atmospheric-sciences research environment pollution cities mental-health

“You don’t learn this in class”

Students in the MIT Energy Initiative Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program build professional skills.

Aaron Weber | MIT Energy Initiative | Jan. 4, 2019 | mit
~12 mins   

Tags: school-of-architecture-and-planning urban-studies-and-planning materials-science-and-engineering mit-energy-initiative undergraduate-research-opportunities-program-urop research students undergraduate dmse school-of-engineering

The privacy risks of compiling mobility data

Merging different types of location-stamped data can make it easier to discern users’ identities, even when the data is anonymized.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office | Dec. 7, 2018 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: research privacy computer-science-and-technology mobile-devices data technology-and-society urban-studies-and-planning school-of-architecture-and-planning

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