Engage & Connect
The MIT Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism (LCAU) engages with external collaborators through a variety of different vehicles, namely: membership, sponsored research, course engagement, conferences, and ideation workshops. We welcome exploratory conversations with organizations of all sizes who share a common and abiding interest in the advancement of urbanism in the coming decades.
The MIT Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism’s Membership Program offers organizations the opportunity to be a part of this forward-looking initiative by joining a membership body that shares a common and abiding interest in the advancement of urbanism in the coming decades. In aligning with a leading educational and research institute, members continue the patronage of research while also joining a community of prominent practitioners, including over 40 affiliated faculty who join us from all five schools across MIT’s campus. To learn more about the LCAU Membership Program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
At MIT, the Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism (LCAU) convenes some of the world’s top experts who address urban issues and find solutions to systemic issues affecting our built environment. Our faculty affiliates come from architecture to urban planning and design, engineering systems, materials science, real estate development, urban economics and policy analysis.
Alongside faculty and the Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism’s leadership, members can define an area of research and fund a sole-sponsored project. The size and scope of the research project will be determined on a case by case basis, and may include but is not limited to: studio workshops, large-scale design proposals, and/or multi-year research proposals. This enables members to support directed, in-depth research within the framework of the Center.
The project will be subject to a separate agreement (Sponsored Research Agreement) that will stipulate the scope of work to be conducted, timeline for research deliverables, and budget. The fees associated will be dependent on the individual research project.
We welcome gifts of any amount to the MIT Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism, and suggest you consider directing your contribution to one or more of the funds detailed below. There are a variety of means by which you can make a gift to the MIT Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism, more details are available here. All gifts to MIT are tax-deductible within the limits of the US federal income tax laws. Your company may also offer a matching gift program, giving your gift even greater impact.