We’re an innovation hub for urban scholarship, bringing together researchers from many disciplines to develop and nurture bold new thinking about cities and what makes them successful.

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Working with Chicago Residents to Design a Climate App

The Mansueto Institute, with funding for collaborations with the Community Research on Climate and Urban Science (CROCUS), is pleased to award a grant to Marshini Chetty, Associate Professor of Computer Science at UChicago. Chetty will work with residents of Chicago’s Chatham neighborhood to get feedback on the development of an app that uses AI-driven weather sensor technology to inform residents about climate events.


Urban Innovation Grant Faculty 2024-25

Faculty Receive Grants to Study Critical Urban Issiues

The Mansueto Institute has awarded faculty Urban Innovation Grants for the 2024-25 academic year to six University of Chicago teams for innovative research and events addressing critical issues that impact cities. The work spans the fields of public health, urban planning, social work, public policy, and geography, and address key issues including neighborhood mapping, aging housing stock in cities, climate impacts on mental health, community safety, local governance, and zoning reforms.



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Mansueto Colloquium Series

The Mansueto Institute is pleased to kick off the Urban Innovations Colloquium for the 2024-25 academic year with a talk by Jessica Trounstine, Centennial Chair and Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University, who is an expert on local politics and governance in the United States with a specific focus on segregation and the provision of government services. The Colloquium features  speakers from a variety of fields on the latest research related to cities, in a hybrid format. Past talks can be viewed on the Institute’s Youtube channel.

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Housing & Climate Change Symposium

Watch video from the Kreisman Housing Law and Policy Initiative’s annual symposium on May 2, Housing & Climate Change. Two major crises of our time—climate change and a lack of affordable housing—seriously challenge our ability to create cities that are both livable and equitable. The goal of this year’s Kreisman Initiative on Housing Law and Policy Symposium on Housing and Climate Change is to better understand the connections between the two.

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Kreisman Housing Fellowship

University of Chicago graduate students interested in careers in housing! Apply now for the Kreisman Fellows Program, an exciting blend of educational and applied learning opportunities over the 2024-25 academic year, beginning in the fall. You’ll be part of a multidisciplinary cohort of peers exploring interrelated social, economic, and policy influences on housing in this unique opportunity.

Research Analyst

The Mansueto Institute seeks a highly motivated Research Analyst to manage scientific research projects and work under the supervision of the faculty director to analyze data, write summary reports, and assist with manuscript production, with opportunities to present research findings at meetings and/or conferences, and to co-author academic publications.


The Mansueto Institute offers or co-sponsors a variety of programs for students who are interested in cities and sustainable urban development. We offer several fellowship opportunities: the Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship, the Kreisman Initiative for Housing Law and Policy Fellowship, the Urban Doctoral Fellows program, the Community Research on Climate and Urban Science Postdoctoral Fellowship, and the Data Science Journalism Fellowship. Additionally, research assistant positions are available in our Environmental Frontiers Campus program and Urban Research Corps. Check our Opportunities page, subscribe to our monthly newsletter, and follow us on social media to get notified of opportunities as they become available.


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