Urbanism Next
University of OregonUniversity of Oregon

Urbanism Next conducts research and convenes partners from around the globe to build shared understandings of the effects of emerging technologies. Going beyond the technologies themselves, we explore the possible future implications for cities, people, and communities to inform better decision-making today.

What we do

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Conduct research

  • Develop research agendas with public and private sector partners
  • Research the secondary impacts of emerging technologies
  • Research and analyze the range of options to address secondary impacts to maximize benefits and minimize negative impacts
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Create a national network

  • Connect with national, statewide, and regional experts on the impacts of emerging technologies
  • Work with network partners on research, funding, and outreach
  • Convene network members
  • Provide value to network partners
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Communicate what we know

  • Conduct outreach events to present research at the local, state, and national level  
  • Distribute information online and through academic and professional print outlets
  • Build awareness of issues among professionals, researchers, decision-makers, and the public
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Inform decision making

  • Analyze policy options
  • Present research and policy options to decision-makers
  • Convene pertinent policy making entities
  • Participate in policy discussions

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