What: Build the dialogues and create the knowledge necessary to address some of the most pressing problems in sustainable development.
How: Through research, educational programs, collaborative methodologies, experimentation and problem-solving principles
With Whom: With academics, entrepreneurs, public authorities, civil society and industries. Some of our clients and partners include The City of New York, New Lab, NYC Economic Development Corporation, the New York Academy of Sciences, Columbia University, NYU Gov Lab, Cornell Tech, the Portuguese Parliament, the Municipality of Lisbon and Global Futures Group.
Focus Areas: We work across three main critical domains in multiple regions of the world
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.
Our Network of Experts
ARCx builds specialized and multidisciplinary innovation teams of world-renown experts to work with strategic partners and clients. Current initiatives include: