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THE NYU MARRON INSTITUTE CONDUCTS INNOVATIVE APPLIED RESEARCH, WORKING WITH CITIES TO TAKE ON CRITICAL CHALLENGES OF URBAN LIVING.

Cities are central to economic development and the entrepreneurial and technological advances that improve the human condition. But urban density has a downside: it can exacerbate pollution, overburden infrastructure and public services, and increase the potential for crime and violence. We are championing a new model of academic research to address these challenges and improve the opportunities available to the billions of urban residents around the world.
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Programs

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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.

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Health, Environment, and Policy

The Health, Environment, and Policy program, led by Professor Kevin Cromar, improves health through scientific research, direct policy engagement, and collaboration with agencies at the local, federal, and international level.

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Litmus

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.

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Transportation and Land Use

The Transportation and Land-Use program, led by Research Scholar Eric Goldwyn and Fellow Alon Levy, examines transit-infrastructure projects, land-use policies, and complementary data sets to understand how public agencies build, manage, and pay for capital projects, like subway expansions, bicycle lanes, and high speed rail. 

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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 better prepare them for their inevitable growth.

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Director’s Office Labs

The Director’s Office, led by the Director of NYU Marron Institute, opportunely engages with researchers on urban-focused projects that can develop into full programs if they demonstrate impact and are viable.