About the Urbanization Project
At the NYU Stern Urbanization Project (UP), the world's urban areas are the units of analysis. UP scholars document public and private-sector responses to urbanization, identify good practices, and work to develop new conceptual frameworks for understanding urban and social systems. The rapid urbanization that is taking place in the 21st century has enormous potential. UP has one overarching goal: pursue initiatives that help the ongoing wave of urbanization to enhance human progress.