We are pleased to announce that NYU has appointed Dr. Angela Hawken as the new Director of the NYU Marron Institute of Urban Management, effective January 1, 2020. 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. Prior to joining NYU, she was a Professor of Public Policy at Pepperdine University, a Research Economist at UCLA, and an Associate Policy Analyst at the RAND Corporation. Please join us in congratulating Angela on her new role.