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Research and policy centers

AI Now

The AI Now Institute at New York University is an interdisciplinary research center dedicated to understanding the social implications of artificial intelligence.

Analyst Institute

Collaborating with progressive organizations and Democratic campaigns around the US to measure & increase the impact of their programs.

Center for an Urban Future

Center for an Urban Future is a catalyst for smart and sustainable policies that reduce inequality, increase economic mobility, and grow the economy in NYC.

Center for an Urban Future

Center for an Urban Future is a catalyst for smart and sustainable policies that reduce inequality, increase economic mobility, and grow the economy in NYC.

CITRIS – Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society

CITRIS (The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society) and the Banatao Institute create information technology solutions for society’s most pressing challenges.

Data & Society

Data & Society is a research institute focused on the social and cultural issues arising from data-centric technological development.

Emerson Engagement Lab

We are an applied research lab dedicated to innovating the ways people participate in civic life and expanding the study of citizenship in a digital era.

Engine Room

We are an international organisation that helps activists, organisations, and other social change agents make the most of data and technology to increase their impact.

GovEx

GovEx at Johns Hopkins successfully helps governments effectively use data in order to make informed decisions on services that improve people’s lives.

mySociety

mySociety is a not-for-profit social enterprise that exists to invent and popularise websites and apps that enable citizens around the world to exert power over institutions and decision makers.

Norman Lear Center

We know from existing research that entertainment narratives can have a major influence on people’s knowledge, beliefs, attitudes and behavior. Through our research and evaluation activities, Hollywood, Health & Society aims to better understand—and thereby enhance—the impact of accurate, informative storylines on health, safety and security in TV and film. We continually evaluate our entertainment industry outreach model using both formative and summative approaches.

Planning Resource

Find news, appeals decisions & best practice for development management & strategic planners on PlanningResource

Project for Placemaking

Our placemaking blog connects people who share a passion for public spaces to ideas and issues, news, places, and events that have come out of the placemaking movement.

Smart Growth America

Smart growth is a way to build cities, towns, and neighborhoods that are economically prosperous, socially equitable, and environmentally sustainable.