Patrick White (photographed in the Plasma Science and Fusion Center) is focused on the policy questions that will arise from the new SPARC technology. Photo: Bryce Vickmark
Winter 2019

Looking Forward to Fusion

Technical policy scholar Patrick White joins the SPARC project to ask: what comes after success?

Wood was a panelist at 2017 (pictured) and 2018 MIT Media Lab events titled “Beyond the Cradle: Envisioning a New Space Age.” Photo: David Silverman
Fall 2018

Down to Earth

How can technologies invented for space advance sustainable development goals?

Heidi Nepf, left, and Judy Qingjun Yang SM ’15. Photo: Sarah Bastille
Spring 2018

Shore Lines

The Nepf lab is helping to restore wetlands by modeling how and why they are so beneficial

Puerto Rico’s governor, Ricardo Rosselló ’01, left, visited campus in December to discuss the challenges facing his island with MITEI and the Tata Center’s Robert Stoner. Photo: Justin Knight
Spring 2018

Redefining Resilience

MIT experts mobilize to help hurricane-struck islands not only repair, but rebuild for a safer future

West Philadelphia middle school students, 1999. Students working with WPLP have learned to read their landscape as a product of natural forces and social, economic, and political processes. Photo: Anne Whiston Spirn
Spring 2018

Greening the Block

Anne Whiston Spirn has made the West Philadelphia Landscape Project a model of urban restoration and community empowerment

Many MIT faculty members, such as Jessika Trancik (pictured presenting her research on energy technologies in Davos, Switzerland), look to the MIT International Policy Lab for assistance in translating their findings into the language of policy.
Winter 2018

The Final Yard

The International Policy Lab helps faculty ideas take those last critical steps into the corridors of power

Joint Program co-directors John Reilly, left, and Ronald Prinn. Photo: Sarah Bastille
Winter 2018

Framing Uncertainty

A landmark platform models the range of ways a changing climate may affect humanity, and vice versa