Explores the relationship between the design of bus rapid transit (BRT) systems with the planning and design of the urban environments in which they exist. Builds on the working hypothesis that BRT systems can be a successful driver of urban revitalization, conditional upon the proper, integrated design of the routes, public spaces, real estate projects, and related policy necessary to induce good physical, social, and environmental outcomes.
Workshop will be simultaneously implemented at MIT and Pontificia Universidad Catalocia de Chile and examine BRT corridors in two contexts, Santiago, Chile and Boston, MA. Involving 15 students from each university, the clients in each context will be Transantiago and the MBTA.
Students are selected based on applications.