The School of Cities provides a world-class research environment to teams of interdisciplinary researchers.

Urban Challenge Research Projects 

Urban Challenges are problems that cannot be solved by a single field of practice and require a long-term commitment and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Science of Cities, Cities by Design and Cities of Opportunity are the intital urban challenge themes of the School. 

Urban Pilot Lab

The School of Cities Urban Pilot Lab will connect a wide range of city stakeholders. Interdisciplinary undergraduate teams will work with community organizations, graduate fellows will be placed at city departments or community organizations, and the School will fund or co-fund interdisciplinary research projects, developed collaboratively with partner organizations.

All projects will address critical issues facing cities and their citizens – problems that we must work together to solve.