Autonomous Vehicles & Real Estate

Transportation has shaped cities as we know them. The emergence of autonomous vehicles is among the most powerful innovations that will change transportation in the coming years, influencing where and how people live, shop, socialize and work, and thus inducing changes in land use and real estate market. Planning agencies and the real estate industry can be proactive, leveraging both market forces and public policy to help prepare cities to accommodate and foster mobility innovation, while exploring and supporting new market opportunities. As the technology is still evolving, in this project we build case studies for the future, showing how innovations in mobility will transform real estate products in different countries, transportation modalities, and real estate sectors. From the residential and commercial market to warehouses, parking garages, and even curbside management, autonomous mobility might have profound impacts on cities and the real estate industry. The project is a collaboration between the Center for Real Estate, the Senseable City Lab, and the Mobility Initiative, supported by the J-WEL (Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab).


Fabio Duarte . Principal Research Scientist, DUSP, CRE

Annie Hudson . Lead Researcher, MIT Mobility Initiative

Siqi Zheng . Director, MIT Center for Real Estate

Jinhua Zhao . Director, MIT Mobility Initiative

Research: Maria Camila Ramos, Annie Hudson, Tiasa Kim, Katie Shaw

Web & Design: Suwan Kim, Ziyuan Zhu