The MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism is a premier research center focused on the design and planning of large-scale, complex, 21st century metropolitan environments. The Center aims to redefine the field of urban design to meet contemporary challenges utilizing interdisciplinary collaborative practices and the most advanced analytical and representational tools.
- To enable real world collaboration among interdisciplinary professionals to build new knowledge and deliver large-scale design and planning projects that address pressing global urban design, architectural, and environmental challenges.
- To disseminate the learning from these projects in the form of new modes of analysis, frameworks for practice, and recommendations for the long-term functionality of metropolitan areas.
- To educate a new generation of leaders who not only have a deep understanding of the issues facing our urban future, but also have the real world project experience to catalyze change.