Bonaccini Ratti Ubertini Lusenti

The Senseable City Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston.


Designing the cities of the future and guiding their development toward advanced urban communities, capable of adapting to the needs of citizens and the environment, in the name of full sustainability. And to use new technologies, from big data processing to artificial intelligence, to improve the interaction between cities themselves, people and digital.

These, in a nutshell, are the aims of the Senseable City Lab, the laboratory that is part of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, which, following the agreement signed with the Region last November, has launched a feasibility study with a view to its establishment at the Bologna Technopole from 2025.

This was discussed today at Opificio Golinelli, in Bologna, at the conference "Emilia-Romagna Senseable Lab, toward the cities of the future" with the aim of strengthening dialogue and involving local stakeholders, starting from institutions and research organizations to citizens, around the research and innovation potential of the project.

An appointment desired by the Region and attended by President Stefano Bonaccini, the councillor for Research and Digital Agenda, Paola Salomoni, the director of the MIT Senseable City Lab, Carlo Ratti, and the president of Cineca, Francesco Ubertini.