Big Questions. Transformative Methods.

We study the fundamental processes that drive, shape, and sustain cities.

At the Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, our researchers come from the social, natural, and computational sciences, along with the humanities. Together, we pursue innovative, interdisciplinary scholarship, develop new educational programs, and provide leadership and evidence to support global, sustainable urban development.

In the next 20-30 years, Earth will reach peak population, with the net population growth of 4 to 5 billion happening in cities. The Mansueto Institute creates the research, evidence, and knowledge that empowers citizens from the realms of policy, activism, and practice, to realize the potential of our increasingly urban world.

Our Approach

We are seizing this opportunity to create a fundamental science of cities, based on an interdisciplinary approach that makes the most of the data and knowledge that cities embody.

NEWS

Lunch Talk with Juval Portugali

On July 19, join for a discussion on cognition, information, and the city with Juval Portugali, a leading researcher in adapting complexity theory to the study of cities.

Expansion of Kreisman Initiative on Housing Law and Policy

New gift from David and Susan Kreisman establishes partnership between Mansueto Institute and Law School, bringing together the fields of urban science and law to advance housing scholarship and generate new ideas about cities and housing.

 

Urban Innovations Event Video

Part of the Mansueto Institute’s Urban Innovations Series, watch the dynamic discussion between First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray and Institute of Politics Fellow Dr. Nneka Jones-Tapia on the challenges that face incarcerated women, and the innovative solutions in New York and Chicago.

Firewall Podcast

Luis Bettencourt joins host Bradley Tusk to discuss cities as their own type of technology, bringing people together to interact, collaborate, and produce collectively, and repeat on a fast daily rhythm.

2018 CityXChange Summit

Luis Bettencourt joined global city, technology and venture capital leaders to share innovative ideas that lay the groundwork for cities and technology companies to better collaborate in the future.

 

The Circular Economy...

Could save life on Earth – starting with our cities.

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