Urban studies and planning

Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT

AKPIA@MIT is dedicated to the study of Islamic architecture, urbanism, visual culture, and conservation, responding to the cultural and educational needs of a global, diverse constituency.

CityScope Riyadh

A team from MIT led a workshop in Riyadh to test their CityScope platform, an augmented reality simulation system that projects information onto objects that participants can move.

Infonavit Workshop

This workshop focused on three key issues for cities in Mexico: revitalizing abandoned space, improving infrastructure and urban service provision, and holistic planning for long-term sustainability.

Malaysia Sustainable Cities Scholars

These scholars come from countries around the world to research at MIT and the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), producing an academic paper and online materials highlighting their fieldwork.

Mapping Rural India

The software tool developed in this project uses satellite imagery to digitally map thousands of villages, roads, and farms to help planners and businesses reach the underserved rural population.

MIT-Mongolia Program

The MIT-Mongolia Program is a pilot program aiming to set the basis for larger collaborative projects between MIT and partners in Mongolia.

Resilient Development for Rapid Urbanization

This research seeks to propose planning and development frameworks for rapidly emerging industrial regions like Kalinganagar, an up-and-coming city in the mineral-rich belt of Odisha, in eastern India.