Angela Hawken Named Director of Marron Institute

We are pleased to announce that NYU has appointed Dr. Angela Hawken as the new Director of the NYU Marron Institute of Urban Management. Under Hawken's direction, the Marron Institute looks forward to carrying on with its mission of impact, and will continue to tackle the many pressing urban challenges in order to improve the lives of billions of urban residents around the world. Hawken is a Professor of Public Policy and Program Director of Litmus at the Marron Institute. She is the founding director of NYU’s BetaGov, which supports innovation-and-testing for social good. Her team of research and practice scholars work closely with state and local agencies, schools, and nonprofits across 32 states and six countries in developing and testing practices, policies, and new technologies.
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Air Quality

The Air Quality Program, led by Professor Kevin Cromar, works to improve the health and welfare of urban residents by finding cost-effective ways to monitor and reduce air pollution.



The Litmus Program, led by Professor Angela Hawken, works with public agencies and the people they serve to develop and rigorously test new ideas for improving the performance of the public sector.


Urban Expansion

The Urban Expansion Program, led by Professor Shlomo Angel and supported jointly with the NYU Stern Urbanization Project, works with rapidly-growing cities to make room for their inevitable expansion.


Civic Analytics

The Civic Analytics Program, led by Professor Constantine Kontokosta, works directly with cities to acquire, analyze, and derive insight from data in order to solve tangible and significant problems of city management, policy, and planning.