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As America Builds Back Better, MIT scientists propose several ways to improve infrastructure spending
The Hill: Infrastructure investment is here — how can we spend it wisely?
Mon, 12/06/2021
As infrastructure investment approaches, MIT CSHub and the MIT Urban Mobility Lab have proposed...
Despite limited budgets, it’s still possible for Departments of Transportation to build higher quality, more sustainable infrastructure. Research from MIT shows that several strategies can cut pavement emissions by 20% and improve road quality without increasing spending levels.
MIT News: Making roadway spending more sustainable
Tue, 10/05/2021
As transportation spending continues to fall, departments of transportation have become...
The MIT Carbin navigation app crowdsources road information anonymously to help improve infrastructure
Research Brief: Crowdsourcing Road Conditions at Scale
Fri, 09/24/2021
Carbin is a navigation app co-developed by MIT CSHub that allows users to anonymously crowdsource...
Building emissions will vary across the U.S. over the next several decades. MIT researchers are studying how to reduce emissons of each region.
MIT News: Predicting building emissions across the US
Fri, 09/24/2021
Building GHG emissions will vary regionally across the US over time. Predicting and mitigating...
U.S. pavements and building emissions could fall by around 50% even as concrete use increases. These findings, from a team at MIT, show that most GHG reductions would occur during the use—and not the construction—of buildings and pavements.
MIT News: Concrete's role in reducing building and pavement emissions
Tue, 09/21/2021
CSHub researchers have found that ambitious actions could reduce building and pavements GHG...
Mitigating Climate Change will erquire Hazard Resilient Infrastructure
MIT Climate Portal: Climate-Resilient Infrastructure
Tue, 09/21/2021
As natural hazards intensify, resilience has become paramount. But what exactly does resilience...
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...