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As America Builds Back Better, MIT scientists propose several ways to improve infrastructure spending
December 6, 2021
As infrastructure investment approaches, MIT CSHub and the MIT Urban Mobility Lab have proposed several strategies to get the mo...
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.
October 5, 2021
As transportation spending continues to fall, departments of transportation have become increasingly constrained. But new CSHub...
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.
September 3, 2021
CSHub Ph.D. candidate Ipek Bensu Manav first studied engineering to design structures that could defy natural hazards. Since joi...
Cool pavements can fight heatwaves and climate change in cities
August 26, 2021
CSHub researchers have found that implementing 'cool pavements' in optimal locations can lower both air temperatures and greenho...
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%.
August 23, 2021
Cities around the world are facing heat crises. But research from the MIT CSHub finds that one of their most abundant assets cou...
Cool pavements can fight heatwaves and climate change in cities
August 3, 2021
To keep cool, cities have relied on air conditioning and planting vegetation. In this opinion piece in The Boston Globe, CSHub's...
MIT reseach shows that concrete pavements can be carbon neutral by 2050, reducing concrete's emissions over 30 years by 60%
August 3, 2021
How can concrete pavements reach carbon neutrality? In this research brief, we outline the various strategies to reduce the emis...
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.
June 8, 2021
The hydration reaction, which occurs when cement powder is mixed with water, can dictate the sustainability and durability of co...
June 7, 2021
The world is faced with a challenge. Meeting the demands of sustainable development and climate change will require more, and be...
Jeremy Greogry will step down from his role as CSHub's Executive Director
May 26, 2021
On June 1st, 2021, MIT CSHub’s Executive Director Jeremy Gregory will step down from his role to pursue a new position at the ne...
As America Builds Back Better, MIT scientists propose several ways to improve infrastructure spending
December 6, 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.
October 5, 2021

As transportation spending continues to fall, departments of transportation have become...

Building emissions will vary across the U.S. over the next several decades. MIT researchers are studying how to reduce emissons of each region.
September 24, 2021

Building GHG emissions will vary...

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.
September 21, 2021

CSHub researchers have found that ambitious actions could reduce building and pavements GHG...

Mitigating Climate Change will erquire Hazard Resilient Infrastructure
September 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.
September 3, 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
August 26, 2021

CSHub researchers have found that implementing 'cool pavements' in optimal locations can lower...

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%.
August 23, 2021

Cities around the world are facing heat crises. But research from the MIT CSHub finds that one...

Cool pavements can fight heatwaves and climate change in cities
August 3, 2021

To keep cool, cities have relied on air conditioning and planting vegetation....

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%
June 23, 2021

CSHub researchers have found that pavements with brighter materials—also known as 'cool' or...

Cool pavements can fight heatwaves and climate change in cities
August 26, 2021

CSHub researchers have found that implementing 'cool pavements' in optimal locations can lower...

Cool pavements can fight heatwaves and climate change in cities
August 3, 2021

To keep cool, cities have relied on air conditioning and planting vegetation....

The MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub and MIT Climate initiative explain the relationsip between concrete and climate change
January 11, 2021

What exactly is concrete and what is its relationship to climate change?...

June 22, 2020

Even as a truck drives on a level road, it is, in a sense, still traveling...

February 18, 2020

With nearly 130,000 attendees in 2017, ConExpo-Con/AGG is North America’s largest construction...

October 24, 2019

On October 23, 2019, CSHub Executive Director Jeremy Gregory participated in a panel at the Buy...

MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub Renews Industry Partnership
October 5, 2019

Since 2009, the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub has worked with the...

September 30, 2019

Though vital to infrastructure and sustainable development, cement is also a heavy emitter,...

September 27, 2019
On September 26, CSHub’s Executive Director Jeremy Gregory participated in a panel...
September 27, 2019

On September 26, 2019, CSHub Executive Director Jeremy Gregory testified during a hearing held...