The Urban Democracy Lab promotes critical, creative, just, and sustainable forms of urbanism through engaged scholarship, collaborative undergraduate and graduate coursework, creative public programming, and active publication.


  From Crisis to Horizon: Fighting for Social Housing
Mar 31, 2023 | 2:00pm3:30pm
  Stewarding Community Owned Land
Apr 28, 2023 | 2:00pm3:30pm

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  Engaged Urbanists

Engaged Urbanists is our longest-standing, core working group. It meets monthly on the third Friday of each month and is built on reviewing works-in-progress that emphasize the porousness of the walls between the academy and the “real” world, scholars and activists, teachers and learners. More →

  Social Housing

There is a growing, nationwide housing crisis. In the last few years, the discussion among housing movements has moved from a critique of gentrification, displacement, and other manifestations of that crisis to a search for an alternative vision. That vision requires creating housing whose production, distribution, and management is guided by deeply democratic principles, a...
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  A Seat at the Table: Uplifting Voices for Equitable Food Systems
Mar 20, 2023 | 6:00pm
  Hip Hop vs. Neoliberalism
King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center
Washington Square South
New York, NY , USA
Mar 2, 2023 | 3:00pm4:30pm
  The Legacy of An Immigration Raid: Film Screening and Community Conversation
1 Washington Place floor 5
New York NY, USA
Mar 1, 2023 | 4:30pm6:30pm