“Scenes from the Horizon” is an image from the Yale School of Architecture’s Joyce Hsiang and Bimal Mendis’ research project, “City of 7 Billion: A Constructed World,” that reframes the world as one city—the ultimate design problem. Read More

Yale Urban develops the knowledge, leadership and partnerships to understand and solve urban challenges and create more sustainable, vibrant, and equitable urban futures. It leverages the University's renowned strengths in the sciences, policy, architecture, law, business, and the arts and humanities as well as Yale's global research and engagement to develop new insights and solutions across six urban themes. View Themes

“Urban research at Yale addresses a range of planetary challenges—from monitoring urban expansion and informing policies on land use to providing insights from architecture, engineering, economics, public health, and other fields to improve the sustainability of the built environment. This initiative exemplifies Yale’s multidisciplinary approach to drive innovation in teaching and research and contribute solutions that benefit cities worldwide.”

Peter Salovey
Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology

Featured Projects

Here we feature a rotating selection from 100+ Urban Projects at Yale led by over 100 faculty.


Yale faculty conducting research related to cities or urbanization


countries where faculty conduct urban research or projects


urban-focused courses across the University