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

Urban Ecology Lab Director Timon McPhearson and PhD student Bart Orr will be attending Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development,  October 17 - 20 in Quito, Ecuador.  For the full schedule of public events lab members will be participating in, click here.   All events will take place in the Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana, Benjamín Carrión.  

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.”