- Civic AnalyticsLearn more
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.Health, Environment, and PolicyLearn more
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.LitmusLearn more
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.Transportation and Land UseLearn more
The Transportation and Land Use program, led by Professor Eric Goldwyn, 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.
- Urban ExpansionLearn more
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.Director’s Office LabsLearn more
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.
The Neighborhood Exposome
Neighborhoods are vital components of political power, social connectedness, and long-term well-being. The neighborhood in which one is born and raised has been found to strongly influence health and opportunity. However, empirical studies of the relationship between neighborhood environmental factors and health impacts have been constrained by data limitations and methodological challenges, particularly in assessing the interrelationships between nonlinear causal factors and outcomes. The challenge is unpacking the black box of neighborhood effects: we know that neighborhoods matter, but it is still unclear exactly why and how people behave within them. Hyperlocal sensors and participatory data can provide more nuance about actual conditions in neighborhoods that are generally unobserved (like air quality and noise) and can also help us understand how people navigate their neighborhoods, what local services they use, and what public spaces they use or avoid. We address this challenge through our Neighborhood Exposome project.Crain’s New York BusinessPress/ Jul 13,2022Toronto StarPress/ Jan 06,2021CloseSign up for the Marron Institute Mailing List
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