Programs

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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.

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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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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 make room for their inevitable expansion.

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Director’s Office Labs

The Director’s Office, led by the Director of NYU Marron Institute, opportunely works with researchers to engage in urban-focused project work that has the potential to develop into full programs.