Our Events

The Mansueto Institute hosts a robust schedule of lectures, conferences, and events to support the exchange of new ideas and developments related to urban innovation and the science behind cities. We invite you to explore our calendar of upcoming events.

Events Calendar

1/22/2020 from 12:00 – 1:00pm CT “Reopening K-12 Schools during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Equity, Ethical and Policy Considerations”
Trauma Interest Workgroup Speaker Series:
Lainie Friedman Ross, MD, PhD
Online – Register Here
1/11/2020 at 1:15pm – 2:00pm CT CDAC Rising Stars in Data Science Workshop: Interdisciplinary Data Science Panel with Luis Bettencourt Online
12/9/2020 from 9:00 – 10:00am CT Brunch Colloquium: Shenjing He, The University of Hong Kong Online
11/18/2020 from 12:30 – 1:30pm CT Storytelling with Urban Data Visualizations: A Chicago Studies Data in Dialogue session with Nicholas Marchio Online
11/18/2020 from 12:30 – 1:30pm CT Lunch Colloquium: Geoff Boeing, USC Urban Data Lab Online
11/04/2020 from 9:00 – 10:00am CT “The effect of urban environmental features on mental and physical health,” by The Centre for Urban Mental Health, featuring Prof. Marc Berman Online
10/30/2020 from 8:00 – 9:45am CT Local Innovations, SDGs and COVID-19: World Cities Day 2020 presented by the UN-Habitat New York Liaison Office, featuring Prof. Luis Bettencourt Online
10/28/2020 from 1:00 – 2:00pm CT Lunch Colloquium: Nico Marchio, Research Data Scientist, Mansueto Institute Online
10/21/2020 from 12:30 – 1:30pm CT Lunch Colloquium: Dr. Hannes Taubenböck, German Aerospace Center Online
10/19/2020 from 14:00 – 15:15pm UTC (9:00 – 10:15am CT) UN World Data Forum: The Million Neighborhoods Map and OpenReblock: Spatial data-driven processes and tools to accelerate sustainable and equitable human development in fast-growing cities Online
10/14/2020 from 1:30 – 2:30pm CT Design and the Post-Pandemic City: A conversation with Bruce Mau Online
9/16/2020 from 8:00-9:30am CT Becoming Urban: Complexities in Contemporary Developing Cities Online
9/9/2020 from 3:00-4:00pm CT Student Q&A: Certificate Program in Urban Science and Sustainable Development Online
7/21/2020 at 3pm ET (2pm CT) US COVID Atlas: Exploring Data to Move to Action Online
7/15/2020 at 5:00-6:00pm ET (4:00-5:00pm CT) AESS 2020 Conference: “Environmental Frontiers: Collaborative Campus Sustainability at the University of Chicago”
7/5/2020 at 17:15 UTC (12:15 CT) State of the Map 2020: Detecting Informal Settlements via Topological Analysis Online
6/4/2020 from 12 – 1pm CT Lunch Colloquium: Victoria Romeo Aznar, Mansueto Institute Postdoctoral Fellow & Evolution and Ecology Postdoctoral Scholar Online
5/22/2020 from 12:00 – 1:00pm Food in Focus: Global Hunger and the COVID Pandemic Online
4/23/2020 from 5-6pm 50th Anniversary of Earth Day Virtual Happy Hour Online
3/10/2020 from 12:30 – 1:30pm Lunch Colloquium: Benjamin Fogarty-Valenzuela, Institute Postdoctoral Fellow & Sociology Postdoctoral Scholar Searle Chemical Lab, Room 240A
3/5/2020 from 12:00 – 1:30pm Lunch Colloquium: Tamma Carleton, Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC) Searle Chemical Lab, Room 240A
2/28/2020 – 3/1/2020  Inter-Policy School Summit: Climate Change and Urban Adaptation Harris School of Public Policy
2/20/2020 from 12:00 – 1:30pm Lunch Colloquium: Diego Rybski, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research Searle Chemical Lab, Room 240A
2/12/2020 from 4:30 – 6:30pm The Million Neighborhoods Network: Localizing Sustainable Development Through Better Connected Communities (WUF10 Networking Event) Abu Dhabi Exhibition Center, Hall 2, Room 9, NE 149
2/11/2020 from 7:00 – 9:00pm Chicago WUF10 Reception (Hosted by Mansueto Institute and Chicago Council on Global Affairs) Relax@12 at Aloft Hotel, Abu Dhabi
2/5/2020 from 12:30 – 1:30pm Lunch Colloquium: Anni Beukes, Institute Resident Fellow Searle Chemical Lab, Room 240B
1/28/2020 from 12:30 – 1:30pm Lunch Colloquium: Nicole Rosner, Institute Postdoctoral Fellow & Anthropology Postdoctoral Scholar Searle Chemical Lab, Room 240A
1/21/2020 at 6pm Urban Readers Series: Lee Anne Fennell – “Slices and Lumps: Division and Aggregation in Law and Life” Seminary Co-op Bookstore
1/21/2020 at 5:30 – 7:30pm Race, Space, and the Built Environment: Exploring the Intersection of Place and Social (in)Justice University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration, 969 E. 60th St
1/14/2020 from 6:00 – 9:30pm Chi Hack Night presents Million Neighborhoods: Mapping Slums on a Global Scale Braintree office, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, 8th Floor, Chicago, IL 60654
1/14/2020 from 12:30 – 1:30pm Lunch Colloquium: Kyoung Whan Choe, Institute Postdoctoral Fellow & Psychology Postdoctoral Scholar Searle Chemical Lab, Room 240A
12/4/2019 Lunch Colloquium: Christof Brandtner, Institute Postdoctoral Fellow & Sociology Postdoctoral Scholar, Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation Searle Chemical Lab, Room 240B
12/3/2020 Motown’s Makeover: What Worked, and for Whom? Ida Noyes Hall
11/20/2019 Lunch Colloquium: Daniel Zünd, Institute Postdoctoral Fellow & Evolution and Ecology Postdoctoral Scholar, Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation Searle Chemical Lab, Room 240B
11/13/2019 Urban Readers Series: George Galster – “Making Our Neighborhoods, Making Our Selves” School of Social Service Administration Library
11/6/2019  Lunch Colloquium: Deborah Strumsky, Assistant Research Professor, ASU-SFI Center for Biosocial Complex Systems Searle Chemical Lab, Room 240B
10/25/2019  Urban Readers Series: Angela S. García – “Legal Passing: Navigating Undocumented Life and Local Immigration Law” Seminary Co-op Bookstore
10/23/2019 – 10/25/2019 Global Symposium on Sustainable Cities and Neighborhoods University of Chicago
10/16/2019  Lunch Colloquium: Devin White, Manager, Autonomous Sensing & Perception, Sandia National Laboratories Searle Chemical Lab, Room 240B
7/15/2019 – 7/26/2019 Global Sustainability Summer School (GSSS) Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM
7/1/2019 Lunch Colloquium: Dr. Charlotta Mellander, Professor of Economics at Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University Searle Chemical Laboratory, 240A
6/13/2019 Lunch Colloquium: Dr. J. W. Hanson, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Classics, University of Reading Searle Chemical Laboratory, 240B

Lunch Colloquium: Dr. Celine Rozenblat, Professor of Urban Geography, University of Lausanne


Searle Chemical Laboratory, 240B



Lunch Colloquium: Dr. Daniel T. O’Brien, Associate Professor, Northeastern University


Searle Chemical Laboratory, 240B
4/16/2019 Lunch Colloquium: Dr. Roland Fletcher, Professor of Theoretical and World History, University of Sydney Searle Chemical Laboratory, 240B



Lunch Colloquium: Dr. Haneen Khreis, Assistant Research Scientist, Texas A&M Transport Institute


Searle Chemical Laboratory, 240B
Panel Discussion “Revisiting a Trailblazing Text: Robert Park and Ernest Burgess’ The City” Regenstein Library
3/13/2019 Mansueto Institute Lecture: The Kind of Problem a City Is University of Chicago, Hong Kong Center
2/14/2019 Mansueto Mapathon: One Million Neighborhoods Initiative Searle Chemical Laboratory, 240B
1/16/2019 Kreisman Panel Discussion: Space, Equity, and Lessons Learned from the Housing Field  International House, University of Chicago
11/30/2018 Lunch Colloquium: Rongjun Qin Searle Chemical Laboratory, 240A
11/4/2018 San Francisco Harper Lecture: The Kind of Problem a City Is San Francisco, CA
11/1/2018 Citizenship, Migration, and Urban Space Symposium Chicago Cultural Center
10/30/2018 Urban Innovations Series: A Conversation on the Future of Cities Oriental Institute Museum, University of Chicago
7/19/2018 Lunch Colloquium with Juval Portugali: Complexity, Cognition, Information, and the City University of Chicago
5/15/2018 Roundtable Discussion: Housing and Racism in the Age of Trump and Grenfell National Public Housing Museum, Chicago
5/2018 Urban Innovations Series: Designing Re-entry for Women and Cities Chicago Cultural Center