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Incorporating social factors like household income can make hazard mitigation more equitable. MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub researcher Bensu Manav explains how understanding of engineering has broadened to address social justice and climate change.
MIT News: Mitigating hazards with vulnerability in mind
Fri, 09/03/2021
CSHub Ph.D. candidate Ipek Bensu Manav first studied engineering to design structures that could...
Cool pavements can fight heatwaves and climate change in cities
Yahoo News: Could ‘cool pavements’ help in the battle against climate change?
Thu, 08/26/2021
CSHub researchers have found that implementing 'cool pavements' in optimal locations can lower both...
To mitigate heatwaves and climate change, cities can use cool paving materials that reflect more light and emit less heat. Research from the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub finds that cool pavements would reduce Phoenix’s emissions by up to 6%.
MIT News: Countering climate change with cool pavements
Mon, 08/23/2021
Cities around the world are facing heat crises. But research from the MIT CSHub finds that one of...
Cool pavements can fight heatwaves and climate change in cities
The Boston Globe: Solutions to Extreme Heat Can be Found in Our Streets
Tue, 08/03/2021
To keep cool, cities have relied on air conditioning and planting vegetation. In this opinion piece...
MIT reseach shows that concrete pavements can be carbon neutral by 2050, reducing concrete's emissions over 30 years by 60%
Research Brief: Solutions for Carbon-neutral Concrete in U.S. Pavements
Tue, 08/03/2021
How can concrete pavements reach carbon neutrality? In this research brief, we outline the various...
Paving with brighter materials can lower air temperatures in cities. MIT Resaerchers have found that cool pavements could reduce the frequency of heatwaves by 41%
The Conversation: Lighter Pavement Really Does Cool Cities
Wed, 06/23/2021
CSHub researchers have found that pavements with brighter materials—also known as 'cool' or...
A new technique can visualize the reaction of cement and water in real-time. Developed by MIT scientists, this technique could lead to more durable and sustanable concrete.
MIT News: Visualizing cement hydration on a molecular level
Tue, 06/08/2021
The hydration reaction, which occurs when cement powder is mixed with water, can dictate the...
The Hill: Climate Resilience is the New Sustainability
Mon, 06/07/2021
The world is faced with a challenge. Meeting the demands of sustainable development and climate...
Jeremy Greogry will step down from his role as CSHub's Executive Director
MIT CSHub Executive Director Jeremy Gregory Announces his Departure
Wed, 05/26/2021
On June 1st, 2021, MIT CSHub’s Executive Director Jeremy Gregory will step down from his role to...
CSHub researchers are mdeling how shear walls and sprinkler systems can mitigate hazard damage.
Research Brief: Molecular Dynamics-based Resilience Assessment of Structures
Tue, 05/18/2021
As climate change exacerbates natural hazards, the need to predict hazard damage has increased....