Urban Policy and Community Development


Over the past decades, globalization, immigration, technology, crime, and other social, economic, and political forces have radically altered urban life. Faculty in this area attempt to understand the real-world sources and consequences of urban poverty and problems that cities and urban dwellers face, from education and housing to policing and segregation.

Recent Research

Find out more about faculty research that seeks to understand many questions relating to the urban experience, such as segregation and poverty concentration, cross-national issues of inequality, and housing policy and crime.

Working Papers and Publications

Recently published articles and working papers in this program area include:

Faculty Experts

Political scientists, sociologists, education and social policy experts, and other social scientists come together to study topics associated with the urban landscape and its communities. Learn more about these faculty through their bios, research, and publications.