Urban Science Research Coordination Network

The Urban Sciences Research Coordination Network (US-RCN) is a National Science Foundation-funded effort to develop an interdisciplinary, data-driven approach to urban research, analysis, and planning.  Teams of computer scientists, mathematicians, public health and education experts, architects, urban planners, social scientists, and artists leverage a unique and growing collection of data sets from public and private sources to study the effects of policy decisions, investments, urban development, and other interventions on cities and residents.

The US-RCN convenes teams of researchers from over eighteen different institutions, including The University of Chicago, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the City of Chicago, and the international architecture and urban design firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.