URBANIZATION AS OPPORTUNITY

The NYU Stern Urbanization Project harnesses the growth of cities to speed up global progress. The world’s cities will add more people in the 21st century than during all of human history to date. Never before have cities and the policy choices therein been more important.

What is the Urbanization Project?
What is the Urbanization Project?
Urban expansion

PREPARING CITIES FOR THEIR INEVITABLE EXPANSION

Led by Solly Angel, the Urban Expansion initiative works with cities to make room for their inevitable expansion. The initiative is based on evidence showing that mayors and civic officials can make minimal preparations to shape cities that are vibrant, inclusive, and affordable.

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Urban Expansion
charter cities

NEW CITIES. MORE CHOICES. BETTER RULES.

Led by Paul Romer, the Charter Cities initiative focuses on the potential for startup cities to fast track reform. By building new cities in special zones, countries can leverage the ongoing wave of urbanization, generating new options for reform-minded leaders and new choices for families in search of better places to live and work.

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Charter Cities
labs

Innovations in Urban Policy

Labs incubates new ideas at the NYU Stern Urbanization Project. Labs explores applied research projects with the potential to trigger new initiatives or produce insights that help people to address urban challenges.

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