'Smart Sewage' could spot epidemics before they happen

A new research project  by SENSEable City Lab and CSAIL will analyze sewage to spot diseases. Monitoring city sewage could reveal infections circulating in the population and could one day be applied to create individual "smart toilets".

Juma: How Nigeria defeated Ebola

A recent article by DUSP Visiting Professor Calestous Juma in The Guardian argues that the key to Nigeria’s successful containment of Ebola has been the strength of the public sector: state governments, universities and hospitals.

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Symposium asks, "Will the new industrial city work?"

The renewal of manufacturing is not an abstract economic issue: It is very much an urban issue. American manufacturing, for instance, rose in cities, and those cities grew around industries from automakers to steelmakers to textiles. Today, with innovation-based manufacturers helping to spur a revival in the sector, the geography of manufacturing is again at stake: Can new manufacturing fit in with the ongoing evolution of cities, and if so, how?

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