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The STL Lab has built a diverse and interdisciplinary team of entrepreneurs, engineers, planners, architects, and developers, each with a demonstrated interest in social responsibility, the built environment, and entrepreneurship. Summer fellows will spend five weeks in China.

Announcing the 2017 STL-MISTI China Summer Fellows

During IAP 2016-17, STL fellow and MCP candidate Max Budovitch worked in Chicago with refugee populations and conducted research in Israel as part of a spring term class on industrial urbanism in the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning.

IAP Offers STL Fellow Opportunity to Study and Learn on a Global Scale

In Blue Skies over Beijing (published by Princeton University Press), Dr. Siqi Zheng and Matthew E. Kahn (University of Southern California) look at life in Chinese cities and how residents of all classes deal with the stresses of pollution. 

Blue Skies Over Beijing: STL Lab's Siqi Zheng Publishes New Work

On February 21, 2016, Prof. Liu highlighted unique histories, aspects, challenges, and implications of the planning and social impacts of university campuses’ morphology in China.

Yubo Liu: Rethinking the Evolution of China's University Campus Morphology

High vacancy rates in China cannot solely be attributed to investment purposes or cultural motivations, but are in fact a consequence of misunderstanding urbanization. 

Li Gan: “Ghost” Towns?: Why 50 Million Housing Units in China are Vacant

The MIT Case Study team traveled to south Florida to explore planning in the face of severe weather impacts resulting from climate change. 

MIT Case Study Team Explores Climate Change Effects in South Florida