• School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Ballroom (map)
  • 112 S Michigan Ave
  • Chicago, IL, 60603
  • United States

The second annual workshop of the Urban Sciences Research Coordination Network will take place from 9am to 6pm on Wednesday, June 11, at the Art Institute of Chicago in the Millennium Park Room.   We are pleased to confirm an opening keynote by Mario Small, Grafstein Family Professor of Sociology at Harvard University and formerly Dean of Social Sciences and John Matthews Manly Distinguished Service Professor at The University of Chicago.

The objective of this workshop is to bring interdisciplinary teams together to develop high-level research agendas around urban challenges and opportunities, with an emphasis on those that can be uniquely pursued using urban data sources.  A full agenda will be posted within several weeks. You can read about the first USRCN workshop, with keynote speaker Brett Goldstein, here.

0830-0900 Coffee, etc.
0900-0915 Welcome and Overview of US-RCN
0915-0945 Keynote: "Poverty and Organizational Density"
Mario Small,  Dean, Division of the Social Sciences, 
John Matthews Manly Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology and 
of the College.  University of Chicago
0945-1100 Short Talks  (see below)
1100-1200 Organize into Breakouts (see below)
1200-1300 Lunch
1300-1500 Breakouts continue
1500-1600 Breakout Reports
1600-1800 Wine/Beer and Snacks

Short Talks (6-8 min):

  1. Identifying the factors that support the employment of low-income adults using integrated public sector data
  2. Developing a database that tracks children from kindergarten through post-secondary education and employment--focus on data quality
  3. New Approach to Evaluation of Large-Scale Health Interventions using Agent-Based Modeling: the CommunityRx Example
  4. Update and Overview of the UChicago Data Science for Social Good summer program 2014
  5. Exploring Open Civic Data Through Time and Space
  6. Update on City of Chicago Data Analytics - toward Proactive Policy 
  7. Spatial Analytics for Urban Sciences
  8. The Array of Things


  1. Neighborhood/Community Vitality
  2. Water, Green Spaces, Air Quality
  3. Access and Mobility
  4. Health and Wellbeing
  5. Data Analytics Tools and Infrastructure