The University of Chicago's commitment to realizing the promise of cities.

UChicago Urban is an interdisciplinary commitment to understanding urban issues, shaping conversations, and creating a positive impact on urban life. Collaborating across the University, our scholars examine urban environments in order to inform scholarly and community debate and lay a critical foundation for effective responses to challenges. Partnering with civic and community leaders, we develop evidence-driven, scalable solutions to address the most complex questions facing cities. Together, our research and practice have a positive and lasting impact on the lives of people in cities around the world.
About UChicago Urban »

Knowledge: UChicago faculty are generating the knowledge—and educating the next generation of scholars—needed to understand the urban world and to address its most significant questions.
Research and Education »

Practice: UChicago Urban scholars and practitioners use research insights and tested methods to have a purposeful impact on the largest challenges and opportunities of urban life.
Practice and Impact »

Partnership: UChicago Urban's local and global networks enable partnerships and the exchange of ideas with our surrounding community and peers nationally and globally.
Local and Global Engagement »