• Making an Impact

    NYU Wagner alumni, faculty, and students are making an impact across every area of public service.

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As the world's urban population grows rapidly, we are faced with increasing challenges—and opportunities.

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Successfully educating our next generation is key to our success as a society. But how do we do it well?

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Public service organizations are driven by the greater good, but can't make an impact without sound financial management.

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Now more than ever, we look to government to be innovative, effective, and forward-thinking.

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In today's complex healthcare system, we need to balance cost, quality, and access.

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Our changing neighborhoods requires changing how we provide affordable, accessible, and secure housing.

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How do we address issues of inequality for today—and generations to come?

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Creating meaningful and sustainable impact in international development is complex, evolving, and nuanced.

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Collective leadership—as opposed to individual—is transforming the concept of leadership.

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Nonprofit leadership requires more than just good intentions—it also requires accountability, transparency, and performance.

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Finding solutions to today's issues requires creativity, persistence, innovation, and the right tools and methods.

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Transportation is key to quality of life, but growing cities create growing challenges that we must address.

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Centers & Initiatives

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The Furman Center for Real Estate & Urban Policy

The NYU Furman Center advances research and debate on housing, neighborhoods, and urban policy.

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Financial Access Initiative

Financial Access Initiative

The Financial Access Initiative is a research center focused on exploring how financial services can better meet the needs and improve the lives of poor households. 

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The Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management

The Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management explores challenges in transportation and infrastructure. 

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Research and Publications

How the F Train Breakdown Hit Social Media

Sarah M Kaufman, Joanna Simon Read more

In and Out of Poverty: Episodic poverty and income volatility in the U.S. Financial Diaries

Jonathan Morduch and Julie Siwicki Read more

Upper East Side Taxis, For-Hire-Vehicles and the Second Avenue Subway

Sarah M. Kaufman, Ari L. Kaputkin Read more