Working in partnership with policy makers and practitioners worldwide, Urban Labs help evaluate and implement the most effective urban policies and solutions around the world.

To help improve urban life, UChicago Urban Labs conduct action-oriented research across five key areas: crime, education, energy & environment, health, and poverty. Partnering with civic leaders and practitioners, Urban Labs identify and test the most promising policies and programs and work to implement them around the world, bringing improvements to people's lives in real time. Today, Urban Labs provide analytic support and strategic guidance to policy makers across the United States and India, carrying out large-scale experiments, shaping public policy, and improving the quality of life for urban residents on a broad scale. In the decade ahead, Urban Labs aspire to significantly improve public policy and human life worldwide.