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Center for Constructive Communication
Brings together researchers, practitioners, engineers, designers, and community organizers to explore and address the effects of deepening social fragmentation in the US.
City Form Lab
Developing new digital tools and analysis for researching relationships between city form, mobility, land-use development, and policy solutions for contemporary urban challenges.
Civic Data Design Lab
Developing alternative practices for richer, smarter, more relevant, and more responsive data for the needs and interests of citizens traditionally on the margins of policy development.
Community Innovators Lab (CoLab)
Facilitates MIT and community organization collaborations to promote inclusive economic development that is sustainable, just, and democratic.
Data + Feminism
Leveraging data and computational methods to work towards gender and racial equity, particularly as they relate to space and place.
Displacement Research & Action Network (DRAN)
Bringing together activists, academics and policy makers to build new theory and evidence of the increase and intensity of mass internal displacement around the world.
MIT Age Lab
A multidisciplinary research program that works with business, government, and NGOs to improve the quality of life of older people and those who care for them.
Mobility Futures Collaborative
Focused on collaborative approaches, leveraging various analog and data collection and analysis, to mobilize a collective intelligence to improve global mobility conditions.
Focused on environmental issues caused by urbanization, including the design, remediation, and reuse of landscapes worldwide.
Resilient Cities Housing Initiative
Investigates the challenges of developing and redeveloping the housing environments of the least advantaged dwellers in a city-region.
Resilient Communities Lab
Focuses on understanding the systems dynamics shaping the environmental, social and economic impacts of coastal communities, mapping social values of communities in transition, and planning and designing resilient solutions.
Science Impact Collaborative
Focuses on a range of collaborative planning and decision-making techniques to harmonize science, politics and public policy in the management of natural resources and the resolution of environmental disputes.