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City Form Lab moves to the Harvard GSD

Combining city design with analytics.

The City Form Lab at MIT focuses on urban design, planning and real-estate research. We develop new software tools for researching city form; use cutting-edge spatial analysis and statistics to investigate how urban form and land-use developments affect urban mobility and business location choices; and develop creative design and policy solutions for contemporary urban challenges. By bringing together multi-disciplinary urban research expertise and excellence in design, we develop context sensitive and timely insight about the role of urban form in affecting the quality of life in 21st century cities. CFL is directed by Andres Sevtsuk, Charles and Ann Spaulding Career Development Associate Professor of Urban Science and Planning and involves inter-disciplinary students interested in urban design, planning, transportation, spatial analysis and decision-making.

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