Data science meets urban science.
We acquire, analyze, and derive insight from urban data in order to solve tangible and significant problems of city management, policy, and planning.
The Urban Intelligence Lab, and its Civic Analytics program, works directly with city agencies and non-profit organizations to conduct rigorous, problem-oriented research that serves the dual purpose to advance our scientific understanding of cities and have a direct impact on public sector decision-making. Our goals are to bring evidence to policy-making, to democratize knowledge through information transparency, and to analyze and address the root causes and disparate impact of discrimination and bias embedded in urban analytics.
To support lasting results, we strive to build analytical capacity within our partner organizations and bring together a diverse team with subject matter experts working alongside our urban planners, data scientists, engineers, and mathematicians. Our work is supported by federal funding agencies, city governments, foundations, and non-profit organizations.