MIT Science Impact Collaborative Fall Update

Interested in learning more about the Science Impact Collaborative? Please take a look at the newly released PDF detailing the current projects and research interests of the Science Impact Collaborative.

Calestous Juma: three questions

A new article on the MIT News site asks DUSP Visiting Professor Calestous Juma three questions about economic growth in Africa.  Click here to see what he had to say.

SENSEable City: Ride-sharing for Efficiency

Cellphone apps that find users car rides in real time are exploding in popularity: The car-service company Uber was recently valued at $18 billion, and even as it faces legal wrangles, a number of companies that provide similar services with licensed taxi cabs have sprung up.
What if the taxi-service app on your cellphone had a button on it that let you indicate that you were willing to share a ride with another passenger? How drastically could cab-sharing reduce traffic, fares, and carbon dioxide emissions?

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