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.


  What is Anti-Racism? And Why it Means Anti-Capitalism: Book event featuring Arun Kundnani
20 Cooper Square 4th floor
New York NY, USA
Dec 12, 2023 | 6:00pm8:00pm

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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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  In Conversation with Olufemi Taiwo & Sumitra Rajkumar
295 Lafayette Street
New York NY 10012, USA
Dec 4, 2023 | 2:30pm4:00pm
  Our Stories Carried Us Here: Voice of Refuge Book Reading and Discussion
Nov 1, 2023 | 2:00pm
  Global Fellowship in Urban Practice Symposium 2023
Oct 26, 2023 | 5:00pm8:00pm