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

2018 CityXChange Summit

Luis Bettencourt will join 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.

 

Knowledge Applied Podcast

Science combines with data to reveal the complexity of cities.

Next City Blog

The math behind a localized approach to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

The Circular Economy...

Could save life on Earth – starting with our cities.

2018 Venice Biennale

University of Chicago and School of the Art Institute will serve as commissioners of the United States Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale.

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