To address the urgent need to research, design, and implement solutions to urban challenges, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Center for Advanced Urbanism today announce a new research collaboration that will focus on how design can improve urban health. This research will support AIA’s efforts through the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), Decade of Design. The announcement came at the start of the CGI Winter Meeting.
The MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism (CAU) figures prominently in finding better models of urban growth. Its expertise will center on articulating methods and projects that integrate separate disciplines in architecture, landscape, ecology, transportation engineering, politics and political philosophy, technology and real estate on scales ranging from complex regional systems to local communities and neighborhoods.
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