About The Urban Network

Who we are

As a global leader in urban research and impact, the University of Chicago is confronting the most significant challenges cities face through rigorous scholarship and engaged practice, focused on the critical areas of economic development, public safety, public health, education, environmental sustainability and equity. The UChicago Urban Network is committed to advancing the future of cities and enriching urban life through data-driven science, fundamental ideas, innovative policy solutions and immersive community engagement.

Together with our network partners, the UChicago Urban Network also leverages the university’s deep history in humanities and the arts to imagine an urban future that embraces the richness and complexity of urban life and promotes cutting-edge ideas to transform cities—on the South Side of Chicago, nationally and around the world.

Our members