Impactful Research to Solve China’s Urban Challenges



To bring academia, government, entrepreneurs, and industries together to address complex problems of urbanization in China


Advance new knowledge on China's urbanization; tackle urban challenges through an inter-disciplinary approach with a forward-thinking mindset
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Develop a city-focused MIT-Tsinghua Future City Innovation Connector (FCIC) entrepreneurship program; connect startups from MIT and Tsinghua to solve the challenges faced by China’s growing cities
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Living lab

Collaborate with city government and industry leaders on an urban “test site” to transform MIT’s cutting-edge future city research and innovations into viable projects
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Launch China

Grow your startup in China

MIT launches China Future City Lab

Led by the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning’s Dr. Siqi Zheng, with support from university, corporate, and governmental partners, this unique new urban research and innovation program looks to advance city life in China through an ambitious range of academic and entrepreneurial activities. The China Future City Lab has officially taken flight, following a two-day conference, launch event, and signing ceremony in November of 2017.
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MIT Launches FCIC Program

MIT and Tsinghua University in China have signed an agreement establishing a new technology project, the Future City Innovation Connector (FCIC), which is designed to support research and startup teams applying ideas to China’s rapidly growing urban areas.
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