MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

About City Science

Why the City Science Initiative at the MIT Media Lab?

The City Science Initiative at the MIT Media Lab is a unique network of research groups experienced in the design of technology and infrastructure, the analysis of big data, and the development of rigorous scientific theories. The City Science Initiative at the MIT Media Lab provides an interdisciplinary nexus where these research networks join to improve the design, livability and understanding of high performance urban environments.

We are seeking strategic partners from industry and government to develop targeted research projects and living lab deployments around the themes of urban design, mobility-on-demand, energy, big data, responsive technologies, and integrated live-work environments.

Our mission is to develop urban strategies that can result in:

  • 100x    Reduction in CO2 emissions
  • 10x    Reduction in traffic congestion
  • 5x    Improvement in livability
  • 2x    Improvement in creativity