MIT Sustainable Urbanization Lab

Examining Global Sustainable Urbanization 

October, 2020

SUL research "Clean Air as an Experience Good in Urban China" on VoxChina

If clean air is a valued experience good, then the short-term reduction in pollution in the spring of 2020 due to the COVID-19 shutdown could have persistent medium-term effects on reducing urban pollution levels as cities adopt new “blue sky” regulations to maintain recent pollution progress. 

July, 2020

COVID-19 & Cities: COVID-19’s Impact on our Urban Well-being

Watch recording of COVID-19 & Cities, organized by SUL, as part of CRE Summer Seminar Series

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February, 2020

Indoor environmental quality and learning outcomes

SUL researcher Juan Palacios's newest paper in British Medical Journal

February, 2020

(Postponed) MIT China Seminar by Matt Kahn



January, 2020

Examining Global Sustainable Urbanization

From “China Future Cities” to “Sustainable Urbanization”


December, 2018

Zhengzhou: China's living laboratory for urbanization

A new MIT program in the planned Chinese city offers opportunities for observation and collaboration.

MIT News, 2018


February, 2018

New connector helps faculty, student startups launch in China

The new connector helps faculty, students, and alumni launch startups in China.

MIT News, 2018

October, 2020

Prof. Siqi Zheng Joined World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Clean Air

The Global Future Council will drive thought leadership and inform cutting-edge solutions; look for opportunities for innovating, shaping and scaling collective progress; and support the World Economic Forum in building a concerted multistakeholder action agenda on ambient air pollution. 

June, 2020

Toward Economic Economic Vibrancy: Patterns and Practices in Asia's New Cities

New book edited by Siqi Zheng and Zhengzhen Tan released this June by
MIT SA+P Press


January, 2020

The Impact of Housing Conditions on Health Outcomes

Real Estate Economics

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February, 2020

2020 Economic Approach in Urban Sustainability Studies Award

Deadline to Apply April 15, 2020

IACP is pleased to announce the Competition.


December, 2019

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

Journal of Urban Economics


November, 2018

​MIT hosts China Summit, additional gatherings in Beijing

MIT faculty, leadership, alumni, and Corporation members engage with old and new friends of the Institute.

MIT News, 2018


September, 2017

MIT and Tsinghua University sign urban innovation agreement

Future City Innovation Connector to support projects addressing rapid growth of Chinese cities.

MIT News, 2017

August, 2020

Shared Micro-mobility: Building Healthy and Sustainable Mobility Wisdom

Shared Micro-mobility online seminar plus a CFP for special issue sponsored by Transportation Research Part D

June, 2020

How do weather extremes impact our sentiment?

Jianghao Wang and Siqi Zheng's newest article for One Earth

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February, 2020

MIT's New Subject on China's Growth: Political Economy, Business and Urbanization

First class: March 31st, 2020

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January, 2020

SUL Zhengzhou: design research and evidence-based green transportation plans



January, 2019

In China, a link between happiness and air quality

MIT News, 2019

2018521 CFC Lab industry partner demo da

May, 2018

China Venture Workshop announces the first cohort

Ten teams will collaborate with local partners, pilot solutions to urban challenges.

MIT News, 2018


July, 2018

The City is Her Lab

Siqi Zheng studies the economics of China’s urban explosion

MIT News, 2018

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