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Sustainable Urbanization Lab

Lindsey Goodwin

Administrative Staff





Workshop on New Data and Methods in Environmental Studies

MIT Sustainable Urbanization Lab

MIT Building 9, Room 451




Shanjun Li

Professor, Cornell University

Introduction by Siqi Zheng

MIT Building 66-110


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Brainstorming Session

The Role of Transportation Speed in

Facilitating High Skilled Teamwork Across Cities

Journal of Urban Economics, 2019


Environmental Sustainability

Place-Based Policies and Self-Sustaining Urban Growth


Economics of New Cities

Global Study on Subway Network and Urban Vibrancy

Explores comparatively the impact of rail transit investment in the amenity mix, real estate prices, and other urban vibrancy aspects of surrounding areas. This research takes advantage of the higher availability of urban big data and open data platforms to dialogue with practitioners and real-world problems in a cross-context perspective. We analyze data from Beijing (China), São Paulo (Brazil), New York (US), Santiago (Chile), and Madrid (Spain).

High Speed Rail, Global Air Travel and Connected-Cities

  • China’s high-speed rail

  • The Role of Transportation Speed in Facilitating High Skilled Teamwork Across Cities

  • Global Air Travel and Venture Capital


Shape Future City Leaders


China's Urbanization, Digital Technology and Innovation Market

MIT China Seminar

Digital Cities Case Studies 

11.S954 / 11.S188 / 15.S23 / 15.S41

China's Growth: Political Economy, Business and Urbanization




Siqi Zheng

Faculty Director and PI

Zhengzhen Tan

Executive Director

Jianghao Wang

Research Scientist

Juan Palacios

Post-doctoral Researcher

Adriano Borges Costa

Post-doctoral Researcher

Yichun Fan

Graduate Researcher

Binzhe Wang

Graduate Researcher

Colleen Chiu-Shee

Graduate Researcher

Dongxiao Niu

Visiting Student

Tabea Sonneschein

Visiting Student

Weizeng Sun

Research Fellow and Affiliate

Guochen Zhai

Innovation Fellow

Lindsey Goodwin

Nicolas Jeanrenaud

Administrative Staff

Graduate Researcher

Open Position