Marron Institute on Cities & the Urban Environment
New York University’s Marron Institute on Cities and the Urban Environment is an interdisciplinary and international effort to advance solution-oriented research and teaching on cities and the urban environment.
As the world rapidly urbanizes, the urban environment is fundamental to our global future. Cities are central to climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts. They are laboratories for new models of governance, planning and innovation, and they represent diverse societies grappling with questions of equity, inclusion, and opportunity.
Launched in February 2013, the Marron Institute explores these intersecting issues through an unprecedented University-wide lens—providing a vibrant academic community for scholars and students in the social sciences, natural sciences, humanities, and professional schools. By focusing on solution-oriented research, Marron and its affiliates work with cities around the world as they strive to become more livable, sustainable, and equitable—advancing the fundamental understanding of cities in the process.
Clayton Gilette, Director