Anthony P Vanky

Partner Strategist / Researcher, MIT Senseable City Lab

Primary DLC

Department of Urban Studies and Planning

MIT Room: 10-402

Research Summary

About the MIT Senseable City Lab -- The MIT SENSEable City Lab is a multidisciplinary research group that studies the interface between cities, people, and technologies. It investigates how the ubiquity of digital devices and the various telecommunication networks that augment our cities are impacting urban living. With an overall goal of anticipating future trends, the Lab brings together researchers from over a dozen academic disciplines to work on groundbreaking ideas and innovative real-world demonstrations. The Lab brings together MIT researchers and external organizations: partner cities offer test cases, industry provide technical expertise and funding, and the lab unites public and private sectors with a shared vision of the future.

Since 2004, the Lab’s has 72 completed projects, 383 scientific publications and been covered over 1,000 times by global media and press outlets, with feature stories appearing in The New York Times, The Economist, NPR, BBC, CNN, Wired, and many more. The work of the Lab has been exhibited globally, including at the Venice Biennale, the MoMA New York, and the Guggenheim Lab Berlin. For more information on the lab’s work, visit  

(summary updated 2/2014)

Recent Work