Semester Start Date: 
Saturday, January 31, 2009

Projections 9: Planning for Sustainable Transportation: an International Perspective


Volume 9: Planning for Sustainable Transportation: an International Perspective


Projections, the Journal of the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning, focuses on the most innovative and cutting edge research in planning. Each volume is devoted to a different topic of interest to planning scholars, students, and professionals. As a peer-reviewed publication, Projections welcomes original high quality submissions at the vanguard of planning theory and practice.


Mobility Futures Collaborative

Our Mission

A research initiative that focuses on collaborative approaches, leveraging various analog and digital data collection and analysis tools, to mobilize a collective intelligence towards improved mobility conditions in a range of contexts around the world. We work with partners from around MIT and around the world, including:  Megacities Logistics Laboratory, Intelligent Transportation Lab, TransitLab, BRT COE, SMART-FM, just to name a few.  Learn more here.


Quantitative Reasoning & Statistical Methods: Syllabus and Notes

Syllabus and Orientation Notes for 11.220, Quantitative Reasoning & Statistical Methods for Planning (as taught in Spring 2011).

Gaoming Urban Planning Studio (2005)

In the spring of 2005, an urban planning studio at the MIT's School of Architecture and Planning examined the future of Gaoming. This studio, sponsored by the Esquel Group, is one of a series of domestic and international studios and workshops carried out by MIT's City Design and Development group. These studios investigate current urban planning and city design issues in a dynamic setting. In recent years, these studios have put forward ideas for areas and sites in Boston, Washington D.C., Chile, Singapore, England, and Spain among others. 

Estimating a Rail Passenger Trip Origin-Destination Matrix Using Automatic Data Collection Systems

Automatic data collection (ADC) systems are becoming increasingly common in transit systems throughout the world. Although these ADC systems are often designed to support specific fairly narrow functions, the resulting data can have wide-ranging application, well beyond their design purpose. This paper illustrates the potential that ADC systems can provide transit agencies with new rich data sources at low marginal cost, as well as the critical gap between what ADC systems directly offer and what is needed in practice in transit agencies.

Civic Data Design Lab

The Civic Data Design Lab works with data to understand it for Public Good. We seek to develop alternative practices which can make the work we do with data and images richer, smarter, more relevant, and more responsive to the needs and interested of citizens traditionally on the margins of policy development.

The Density Atlas

Measuring Density

Singapore: Housing for Pearl’s and York Hills

Undre the sponsorship of the Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), the studio was set in Singapore and it examined the future of a fifty hectare area in the downtown. The site, known as Pearl’s Hill and York Hill, is prominent topographically, rising 40 to 50 meters above the general level of the core of the city.

Southwest Washington DC

On March 27, 2001 students and faculty of MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning presented revitalization proposals for Southwest Washington DC to residents and public officials.  The public meeting, at St. Matthew’s Church, was attended by over 200 people and was the culmination of a semester-long studio sponsored by the DC Government’s Planning Office and the Summit Fund for Washington.  The presentation also marked an important milestone in Mayor Williams and the Office of Planning’s Anacostia Waterfront Initiative.

Cardener River Corridor, Catalunya Spain

This Planning Study is built upon the existing regional and municipal plans that set forth common goals for the Cardener River corridor. The Planning Study is an exploration of possible implementations that follow from existing plans and from the current circumstances of the four municipalities: Manresa, Sant Joan de Vilatorrada, Callús and Súria.