It is with the greatest of sadness that we report that our valued colleague, Mark Kleiman, passed away on Sunday, July 21. We will remember Mark for his intense commitment to the work of criminal justice and drug policy reform. We will dearly miss his wit and incisive analysis. Mark mentored and collaborated with generations of leading academics and researchers. Whether writing alone or in collaboration with others, he leaves behind a rich set of clearly written and rigorously researched books, journal articles, and commentaries. Mark's ideas will live on through his written works and the scholarship of his many students and collaborators. Our thoughts are with Mark's family as well as his many friends and colleagues.
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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 make room for their inevitable expansion.


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.


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.


Crime and Justice

The Crime and Justice Program, founded by the late Professor Mark Kleiman, works to reduce crime and mass incarceration, and to develop sensible approaches to drug policy.



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.