MIT Media Lab

The Media Lab is a place where the future is lived, not imagined. Our domain is applying unorthodox research approaches for envisioning the impact of emerging technologies on everyday life—technologies that promise to fundamentally transform our most basic notions of human capabilities. Unconstrained by traditional disciplines, Lab designers, engineers, artists, and scientists work atelier-style, conducting more than 350 projects that range from neuroengineering, to how children learn, to a stackable, electric car for tomorrow’s city. Lab researchers foster a unique culture of learning by doing, developing technologies that empower people of all ages, from all walks of life, in all societies, to design and invent new possibilities for themselves and their communities.

Boston’s Innovation District

The Innovation District, along the South Boston waterfront, is at the heart of achieving a new level of metropolitan livability in Boston. The current underdeveloped landscape will be the testing of groundbreaking technologies in clean energy, citizen participation, transportation, and city infrastructure. The District provides 1,000 acres of space to test new technologies that will fundamentally change the way residents, workers, and visitors interact with the environment, while working to save the environment. The area will establish an idea economy providing new opportunities for Bostonians of all backgrounds and education levels for shared innovation – ranging from manufacturing to human services to high-tech.

The Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD)

The Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD), founded in Boston in 1978 as Adaptive Environments, is an international non-governmental educational organization (NGO) committed to advancing the role of design in expanding opportunity and enhancing experience for people of all ages and abilities through excellence in design.

MassDOT Healthy Transportation Compact

MassDOT Healthy Transportation Compact is a key requirement of the landmark transportation reform legislation signed into law in June 2009. Co-chaired by the Secretary of Transportation and the Secretary of Health and Human Services and including the Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs, MassDOT Highway Administrator, MassDOT Transit Administrator, and Commissioner of Public Health, this inter-agency initiative is designed to facilitate transportation decisions that balance the needs of all transportation users, expand mobility, improve public health, support a cleaner environment and create stronger communities.

Complete Streets Coalition

Complete Streets Coalition is a broad alliance of advocates and transportation professionals working to enact complete streets policies across the country. CSC members endorse the Coalition’s mission, collaborate with leading national and regional organizations to advance complete streets, and make an annual contribution to the advancement of policy and vision.