Project Manager: Andrew Mondschein and Mona El Khafif

Next Cities Institute-Networked Public Spaces: Expansion of the research infrastructure of the Next Cities Institute, committed to improving urban living environments.

Approved: Summer 2019

Project Dates: 12/01/2019 – 11/30/2022

Funding Awarded: $332,000

Executive Summary

As cities become “smarter,” they also need to become better for the people who live in them. The Next Cities Institute Project is an interdisciplinary project committed to improving urban living environments. Using civic and individual engagement, as well as cameras and sensors to collect data about public spaces, the project will study how people live and how they want to live, and help figure out how cities can integrate technology in new and meaningful ways.      

Current Status: Active


This award will be reviewed by the PAC at their December 2020 meeting.