BRT Centre of Excellence

Sponsored by Volvo Research and Education Foundation, an international consortium of five institutions that include Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Technical University of Lisbon, The University of Sydney and EMBARQ – The WRI Center for Sustainable Transport. The main goal of this Centre of Excellence is to develop a new framework for planning, design, financing, implementation and operation of BRT in different urban areas, giving clear guidelines to decision makers on when and how BRT projects can effectively enhance mobility and meet accessibility needs.

Megacities Logistics Laboratory

Innovative theoretical and applied research to help companies operate better logistics for cities and governments to design better cities for logistics.

Intelligent Transportation Laboratory

The MIT Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Lab was established in 1990 by Professor Moshe Ben-Akiva. Since its inception, the ITS Lab has conducted numerous studies of transportation systems and developed network modeling and simulation tools. The lab’s areas of research include discrete choice and demand modeling techniques, activity-based models, freight transport modeling, and data collection methods for behavioral modeling. Today, lab members are located at MIT’s Cambridge campus and its first research center outside of Cambridge – the Singapore–MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) Centre.

MIT Transit Lab

Research at the MIT Transit Lab is carried out principally by faculty and students in MIT’s Master of Science in Transportation program, a multi-disciplinary course of study involving both classroom and field work, supplemented by summer internships in transit agencies. Specific research topics are defined jointly with each agency sponsor on an annual basis, and each topic has a designated transit agency liaison who provides essential data and who works closely with the research team in formulating the problem, evaluating alternatives and implementing results. MIT faculty take the lead in interactions with the agency, based on years of professional experience directing the planning, design, financing, construction and operation of public transportation systems. Student researchers are prepared to conduct individual projects through a combination of class work, field trips and interaction with practitioners. Guided by the faculty, these projects enable the students to develop in-depth knowledge of a particular area, and their research provides new thinking on topics of importance to the transit agency.

MIT Media Lab's Changing Places

Investigating how new models for urban architecture and personal vehicles can be more responsive to the unique needs and values of individuals though the application of disentangled systems and smart customization technology.

The Human Mobility and Networks Lab at MIT 

The Human Mobility and Networks Lab at MIT combines models from statistical physics and machine learning to understand cities, social networks, and mobility.

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology

The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology is a graduate level, research-oriented university which is focused on alternative energy, sustainability, and the environment. It is located in Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.


Kewkradong is an activity place for youth. Adventure is the key here. This is totally non-political, non-violence; non-profitable organization originated in Bangladesh. In order to popularize adventure related sports like urban and rural trekking, mountaineering, high altitude trekking, mountain biking, adventure water sports, kewkradong community used to run programs all the year round in Bangladesh.