How buildings and cities can become more intelligently responsive to the needs and desires of their inhabitants.

The research of the Smart Cities group focuses on intelligent, sustainable buildings, mobility systems, and cities. It explores the application of new technologies to enabling urban energy efficiency and sustainability, enhanced opportunity and equity, and cultural creativity. The group is particularly concerned with the emerging roles of networked intelligence in fabrication and construction, urban mobility, building design and intelligently responsive operation, and public space. It takes a broadly multidisciplinary approach, not constrained by traditional boundaries.