NYU Cities Collaborative

Bringing together faculty, students, activists, policymakers, and the public to foster dialogue and support research on the pressing issues of urban life, society, politics, and culture locally, nationally, and globally.

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Urban Future Lab

Urban Future Lab is the center of cleantech innovation in New York. We are leading the way to a more sustainable world by connecting people, capital, and purpose to advance market-ready solutions to address climate change.

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Urban Democracy Lab

The Urban Democracy Lab promotes critical, creative, just, and sustainable forms of urbanism, through scholarship, curricular activities, public engagement, and programming.

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Center for Urban Science and Progress

CUSP is a university-wide center whose research and education programs are focused on urban informatics.  


Furman Center for Real Estate & Urban Policy (Law & Wagner)

The Furman Center advances research and debate on housing, neighborhoods, and urban policy.  

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Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management (Wagner)

The Rudin Center at NYU Wagner draws upon faculty and graduate students to conduct research on cities and mobility, information technology in transportation, and access to mass transit.

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Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems (Wagner)

The Institute engages in research, education, and outreach in infrastructure, including energy, transportation, water, communication and environmental protection, in the context of the quality of life in urban areas.


Institute for Education and Social Policy (Steinhardt & Wagner)

The Institute for Education and Social Policy conducts nonpartisan scientific research about U.S. education and related social policy issues to help inform educational institutions and policymakers.


Institute for Public Knowledge

The Institute selects and develops topics for consideration and discussion in an effort to bring together academics, social researchers, and organizational leaders around issues of public concern.


Institute of Human Development and Social Change (FAS, Steinhardt, & Wagner)

The Institute aims to break new ground through support for rigorous research and training across social, behavioral, educational, policy, and health sciences.


Marron Institute of Urban Management

The Marron Institute works with cities to improve health, safety, mobility, and inclusiveness.

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McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research (Silver)

The McSilver Institute is committed to creating new knowledge about the root causes of poverty, developing evidence-based interventions to address its consequences, and rapidly translating research findings into action through policy and practice.

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Research Alliance for New York City Schools (Steinhardt)

The Research Alliance strives to advance equity and excellence in education by providing nonpartisan evidence about policies and practices that promote students' development and academic success.

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