MIT - Mobile Experience Laboratory

The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century. As part of the Connected Urban Development program, MIT is applying its unique and world leading technology perspectives to enhance the CUD cities agendas towards connected and sustainable cities.

With a focus on the future of citizen experiences with utilizing technology in urban environments, CUD has partnered with the MIT Mobile Experience Laboratory (MEL) to provide thought leadership and visionary perspectives to the pilot programs across these cities. The Mobile Experience Lab is specifically providing a vision of how citizens in urban environments can utilize technology to enhance their lives in a sustainable and socio-economically balanced manner.

Projects Overview

The following proof of concept studies are intended as future visions of the utilization of CUD pilot programs in urban environments. These visions of connected and sustainable urban development were created by MIT Mobile Experience Lab in collaboration with Cisco Systems - Internet Business Solutions Group.

Connected Sustainable Cities

Connected Sustainable Cities

This book describes how daily life in the connected sustainable cities we can expect to evolve over the next decade, through scenarios of moving around the city, work, home and recreation to enable citizens to make informed personal decisions.
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Connected Home

Connected Home

The Connected Home of the future will incorporate an integrated approach to buildings and their interaction with occupants, the local community, and beyond.
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Connected Urban Development

Connected Urban Development

By encouraging the development of information and communication technologies, city governments can enhance both citizen experiences and city management.
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Personal Travel Assistant

Personal Travel Assistant

The application of a Personal Travel Assistant (PTA) in three scenarios; commuter, tourist and student is applied to various media through which the PTA can be used.
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Sustainable Public Transportation

Sustainable Public Transportation

Increasing public transportation use by enhancing services and making public transportation more attractive.
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Sustainability Innovation Inventory

Sustainability Innovation Inventory

The Sustainability Innovation Inventory ("SII") draws from the MIT designers, secondary research, and the extended ecosystem of MIT experts.
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Other research projects

Other projects

Projects relevant to Connected Urban Development at MIT.
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