CoLab uses the planning discipline to connect MIT faculty, staff, and students with civic leaders and residents to co-create innovative solutions to complex challenges of urban sustainability.
CoLab supports communities working on equitable, democratic, and sustainable development in the US and globally.
The premises underlying our work
- Planning is a participatory discipline.
- Marginalized communities possess critical experience, insights and knowledge for addressing systems failures and driving innovation.
- Collaborative innovation with communities is the most effective way to generate sustainable solutions to local and global problems.