Given JHU’s long standing academic strengths in social science, business, public health, data science, and engineering, 21CC provides an interdisciplinary platform for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates to collaborate with policymakers, private industry, city government departments, NGO practitioners, and academics and researchers at other universities and institutes to identify and devise solutions to pressing social challenges.

Working in concert with these groups, we seek to identify new strategies and learn best practices from cities around the world to enhance the vibrancy of our home town of Baltimore and to bring the knowledge gained here to other cities. We rely on formal statistical hypothesis testing to evaluate the intended and unintended consequences of different policies.

New Funding Opportunity: 2021 Award for Doctoral Research on Urban Issues

New Research: Investing in High-Speed Rail to Washington, D.C. to Boost Baltimore’s Economy

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