The Challenge of the City

Watch as Richard Florida, Paul Romer, and Robert Sampson discuss the Challenge of the City. Topics covered include the role that a reduction in violent crime plays in urban transformation and the various approaches to the city taken by different disciplines in the social sciences.

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Preparing Cities for Their Inevitable Expansion

Led by Solly Angel, the Urban Expansion initiative of Stern's Urbanization Project works with cities to make room for their inevitable expansion. The initiative is based on evidence showing that mayors and civic officials can make minimal preparations to shape cities that are vibrant, inclusive, and affordable.

City as a Unit of Analysis

Paul Romer, Marron Institute Interim Director, NYU Stern Professor and Director of the Urbanization Project, offers a powerful endorsement of the Marron Institute and a bold vision for the future of the study of cities.

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The Future of Urban Informatics

Steve Koonin, the founding Director of NYU's Center for Urban Science and Progress, shares with DataGotham 2012 his view of a connected city and the potential for the new Center for Urban Science and Progress.

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Dale Jamieson on Adapting to Climate Change

Dale Jamieson, Director of Environmental Studies at NYU, discusses 'Living with Climate Change' at the University of Sydney's Symposium on Vulnerability, Adaptation and Climate Justice Symposium.

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Paul Romer's Keynote at the New Cities Summit

On June 18, Paul Romer delivered a keynote address at the New Cities Summit in Dallas. In his talk, he laid out what he sees as the top priorities for urban management, both in rapidly growing cities and in those that are already established as major hubs.

He covers the need to reserve public space in the expansion areas of fast-growing cities, the opportunity for new cities to drive reform in rapidly urbanizing countries, the priority of public safety in cities at later stages of growth, and the need to manage congestion and enhance urban mobility.

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NYU Press Releases

May 28, 2014

Marron Institute Research Scholar Alejandra Rangel Smith and assistant professor in NYU’s Department of...

May 02, 2014

The Marron Institute and the NYU Stern Urbanization Project are working with UN-Habitat and the Lincoln Institute of...

Apr 29, 2014

Alain Bertaud's latest contribution to the Marron Institute's working paper series considers the roles of and...

In The News

Jul 30, 2014

The recent Time Magazine article, "Meet the Man Who Turned NYC Into His Own Lab" focuses on Steven Koonin...

Jun 23, 2014

An article in the recent edition of The Economist describes the work of the NYU Stern Urbanization Project'...

Jun 24, 2014

On April 1st, 2014 Marron Institute Director Paul Romer delivered his NYU University Professorship lecture, entitled...

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