We study urban social-ecological-technical systems for improving policy and planning towards more equitable, resilient, livable, and sustainable cities.


The Urban Ecology Lab through the NSF URExSRN Project is excited to offer an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (including stipend and tuition) for PhDs to join the project.  We will also be hiring an NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on the URExSRN Project. PhDs can apply directly to the Milano or NSSRschools and mention this funding opportunity in your cover letter. Postdoctoral Fellow applicants can apply directly through this link on New School’s HR site (coming soon). Feel free to contact Timon for more information.

In a recent New York Times Magazine article about how rats “get to where they’re going” in New York City, reporter Ryan Bradley interviews Timon McPhearson. McPhearson uses the subject of urban rat movement to open up a larger discussion on the benefits of building a connected city. “McPhearson’s fundamental point,” Bradley writes, “is that spaces where animals can move freely are good for people too.”