Urban Research and Education

  • Knowledge.

    Generating knowledge and leadership to understand urban life.

    Students at the Harris School of Public Policy engage in discussion.

Interdisciplinary scholarship lays the foundation for UChicago Urban.

UChicago Urban research and education originates with our faculty and students.

A leader in urban scholarship since our inception, UChicago is an intellectual destination for the world’s leading faculty and most promising students of urban topics.

Our scholars work together and across disciplines to generate the knowledge and leadership needed to understand the challenges and opportunities of urban life—often drawing on fields we helped establish like sociology and social work. They continually break new intellectual ground, asking big questions, testing hypotheses, and forging unexpected collaborations.

UChicago Urban takes a rigorous approach to understanding the dynamics of cities and urban life and advancing urban scholarship. Examples include:

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