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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.
Lab on Regional Innovation and Spatial Analysis
Focused on economic opportunities for communities and individuals through the investigation of the role of geographic access and the effect of locational accident on human development.
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.
Political Economy Lab
Conducts interdisciplinary research considering the role of power & institutions in ordering social & economic life
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.