Advancing progress in cities around the globe
Harvard's Bloomberg Center for Cities is providing cities-focused opportunities for collaboration while also strengthening hundreds of local governments and their leadership on a global scale.Learn more about the center
Helping cities improve people’s daily lives
By working with mayors, training new leaders, and leading research, Harvard Kennedy School is helping cities to improve the daily lives of citizens.Learn more from the Kennedy School
Award-winning urban design
The Grand Paris Express, which comprises four new metro lines, 200 kilometers of new track, and 68 new stations, was celebrated with an exhibition at the Graduate School of Design.Read more from the Graduate School of Design
What can be done to stem the tide of destabilization?
The answer may lie in the world’s cities, says Rawi Abdelal, professor of international management.Learn more from Harvard Business School
How the pandemic transformed urban America
If local leaders do things right, Harvard Law alumni mayors say, cities can come back from the pandemic stronger than ever before.Read more from Harvard Law School
Fighting back against climate change, block by block
From rural Zambia to urban Colorado, community leaders are deploying technology to reduce emerging health risks.Read more from the Harvard Chan School
- Podcasts, galleries, and articles
The future of the American city
Harvard Graduate School of Design affiliates discuss possible futures for how and where we will live.Read More
- Remote work
Will people still move to where the jobs are?
- Reduce, reuse, recycle
Can Mexico City lead the conversation on how urban wastewater can benefit rural crops?
- Big Apple big data
How can New York City resolve health disparities with data?
- Climate-ready cities
How can American cities prepare for an increasingly destructive climate?
The case for restitutional medicine
Kansas City officials are looking to use reparations to redress structural racism and boost community health outcomes.Learn more about Kansas City
The Just City Lab
The Harvard Graduate School of Design's Just City Lab investigates how design and planning contribute to conditions of justice and injustice in cities, neighborhoods, and the public realm.Learn more about the lab
The role of the activist architect
Experts from MIT and Harvard Graduate School of Design came together to examine how architecture and design can strengthen democracies.Learn more about the panel discussion
Can community land trusts stop gentrification?
The success in protecting El Caño de Martin Peña in San Juan, Puerto Rico story could help formalizing other informal settlements around the world.Learn more from Harvard Undergraduate Urban Sustainability Lab
Helping cities address food insecurity
Harvard Kennedy School researchers examined Chelsea Eats, a cash assistance program that supported residents of Chelsea, Massachusetts, during the COVID-19 pandemic.Learn more about the program
Helping out at home
Harvard works with the cities of Cambridge and Boston to create and preserve thousands of affordable housing units as well as to support efforts to eliminate homelessness.Learn more about this initiative
Building to advance equity
Harvard Graduate School of Design students imagine equitable possibilities for a soon-to-be-developed plot of land in Boston.Learn more about the urban design studio
Design interventions to address racial injustice
The Just City Mayoral Fellowship brought mayors together for a discussion on how design and planning interventions can promote racial and infrastructural justice.Learn more about the panel discussion