Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space

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The Space Enabled research group advances justice and development by improving designs for complex systems. Our designs are enabled by space capabilities such as earth observation, microgravity, and systems engineering. We design in collaboration with communities that are improving their use of complex systems in public service sectors such as environment, public health, education, and law enforcement. Our research follows a four-step cycle of observation, explanation, co-design, and evaluation of complex systems, using methods from engineering and social science. At each step, we learn from our partner communities – especially from the poor, racial minorities, displaced peoples, forced laborers, and indigenous peoples – as they pursue greater empowerment through improved public services.

The Space Enabled research group advances justice and development by improving designs for complex systems. Our designs are enabled by space capabilities such as earth observation, microgravity, and systems engineering. We design in collaboration with communities that are improving their use of complex systems in public service sectors such as environment, public health, education, and law enforcement. Our research follows a four-step cycle of observation, explanation, co-design, and evaluation of complex systems, using methods from engineering and social science. At each step, we learn from our partner communities – especially from the poor, racial minorities, displaced peoples, forced laborers, and indigenous peoples – as they pursue greater empowerment through improved public services.