New Urban Economics Lab Website

The economics of urban environments

The Urban Economics Lab at MIT focuses on studying economic activity and economic trends in cities. The Lab uses analytical models and big data to understand what makes cities thrive or decline, how housing values are formed and oscillate, and how local politics and social phenomena manifest in the context of increasing global urbanization.

To learn more about the Lab, check out their new website at https://urbaneconomics.mit.edu/home.

 

"The Eye is a Door" at Smith Museum

The Smith College Museum of Art is featuring a show of photographs by DUSP Professor Anne Whiston Spirn.  The exhibit, entitled "The Eye is a Door," is the first major exhibition to explore how Spirn’s photographs encourage a deeper understanding of the natural and built environment through the development of visual literacy -- the ability to read and analyze visual information.

Students Map Street-Level Air Quality in Mexico City

As part of DUSP's Mobility Futures Collaborative, a team of students recently proposed using portable monitors to gather air quality data as people move around the city.

JoAnn Carmin: helping cities plan for climate change

A recent installment of MIT News "3 Questions"  by Peter Dizekes features DUSP Professor JoAnn Carmin on helping cities plan for climate change.  Visit the MIT News site to read her answers to the following questions:

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