Our Work

CoLab works with MIT students, faculty, staff and technical resources to translate its vision and mission into practice. We:

Link: Providing space for high-impact stakeholders across multiple sectors to explore common interests and develop transformative projects.

Think: Generating new and relevant knowledge about urban sustainability with community partners and co-crafting theories of community engagement, development, and social change; preparing new cadres of planners with the commitment, skills, and ability to lead innovation across sectors and address systemic failures.

Do: Developing operational models of urban sustainability efforts that are participatory and generate shared wealth. Currently, this work is focused in the areas of energy efficiency, waste management and procurement needs of anchor institutions.

Select a tab below to view CoLab's work in these areas or choose a specific Program Area from the drop-down list: