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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.

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Luís Bettencourt to Step Down as Director of Mansueto Institute

Luís Bettencourt will step down as Director of the Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, effective June 30, 2023. Bettencourt, the inaugural director since 2017, will return to his research program full time and remain Professor of Ecology and Evolution in the...

Welcome from the Director, 2022-23 Academic Year

Welcome back, We hope the year ahead will be very different from the difficult and frustrating experience of the last three. The pandemic is finally receding, and the university, along with society, is waking up to a new reality with many challenges but also some...

2021 Year in Review

2021 Year in Review

A full list of 2021 accomplishments on research, training, and partnerships, for the Manuseto Institute for Urban Innovation.

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