Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems


The Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems (ICIS) is a research and education center founded in January 1998, located at NYU Wagner and directed by Professor Rae Zimmerman. ICIS promotes interdisciplinary approaches to planning, building, and managing the complex world of civil infrastructure systems to meet their social and environmental objectives. Current areas of research include infrastructure security and protection, risk communication and management, and the sustainability of urban areas.


ICIS is currently funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the South Bronx Environmental Health and Policy project and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security through three university centers: New York University's Center for Catastrophe Preparedness and Response, the University of Southern California' Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events, and Dartmouth College's Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection.


Rae Zimmerman, Director
Phone: 212.992.ICIS

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