Professor André Corrêa d’Almeida
Applied Research for Change (ARCx) was founded in 2015 by Professor André Corrêa d’Almeida when he created, launched and led the "Smarter New York City" program, with the collaboration of 27 scholars from 9 different universities and 21 research centers. "Smarter New York City” is a program to help city agencies and municipalities design, implement and scale up urban innovation agendas. Lessons learned and recommendations for cities around the world are available in the book published by Columbia University Press. ARCx’s scope of work expanded over the last five years to include programs on Urban Innovation, Artificial Intelligence, Circular Economy, Parliamentary Systems Reform, Education for Sustainable Development.
ARCx builds upon Professor Corrêa d’Almeida's twenty-five years of entrepreneurial, management, academic, and leadership experience with applied multidisciplinary programs, teaching, research and consultancy carried out in the U.S., Europe, Central Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and China. Professor Corrêa d’Almeida, Ph.D. and M.Sc., is the Assistant Director and Adjunct Associate Professor for the School of International and Public Affairs’ and the Earth Institute’s Master of Public Administration in Development Practice, Columbia University. Former Senior Advisor to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) for program evaluation he is also the editor of "Reforma do Sistema Parlamentar em Portugal: Análises e Instrumentos para um Diálogo Urgente" (Principia Editora, 2019) and a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, The Guardian, Apolitical and Publico.