Candy Chang

An installation from Candy Chang’s “Kissing, Crying, and Freaking Out in Public.” Hong Kong, 2013.

Serge Attukwei Clottey

Serge Attukwei Clottey and GoLokal perform “Practical Common Sense” at Chale Wote Street Art Festival. Jamestown, Accra, 2016

Maya Hayuk, "Paint Pour 2011"

Artists participate in Hayuk’s work on Monster Island, Brooklyn, NY. September 11, 2011

Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation

Luis Bettencourt is the Pritzker Director of the Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation.

UChicago Urban

An evidence-driven approach to realizing the promise of cities.

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


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


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


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

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