Labs & Centers
City Form Lab

The City Form Lab at MIT focuses on urban planning, mobility and urban design research. We develop new software tools for researching relationships between city form and human mobility patterns; use cutting-edge spatial analysis and statistics to investigate how urban form and land-use developments affect urban mobility and business location choices; and develop creative design and policy solutions for contemporary urban challenges. By bringing together multi-disciplinary urban research expertise and excellence in design, we develop context-sensitive and timely insight about the role of urban form and planning in affecting the quality of life in 21st century cities. See our news, projects and papers for the latest updates.