Gabriella Carolini

Associate Professor of International Development and Urban Planning; Director, City Infrastructure Equity Lab

Gabriella is an associate professor of urban planning and international development in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) at MIT, where she leads the City Infrastructure Equity Lab (CIEL). CIEL works toward building more equitable infrastructure systems, providing recommendations for how the governance of urban infrastructure systems can more equitably shape infrastructure benefits and community health outcomes. Gabriella’s research explores these potentials through studies of the distributive, procedural, and epistemic equity behind the financial architecture, evaluation, and project partnering practices of infrastructure development. Her work especially centers on the water and sanitation domain across urban communities in the Americas and Africa, and has been published in journals including the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Urban Studies, Environment and Planning A, and the American Journal of Public Health, among others.