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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

About

 
Prof. André Corrêa d’Almeida
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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

 

Smarter New York City

Arnaud Sahuguet

Project Lead for the Urban Tech Hub at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute

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Jessica Espey

Senior Advisor to Sustainable Development Solutions Network & Director of TReNDS. 

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Nilda Mesa

Adjunct Senior Research Scientist , Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CSUD)

Director, Urban Sustainability and Equity Planning Program

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Sander Dolder

Vice President, Industry Initiatives @ NYCEDC

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Bernice Rosenzweig

Manager of the TRELLIS Project at the CUNY ASRC and a research associate with the Environmental Science Initiative

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Gerard Soffian

Transportation Consultant and Adjunt Faculty at NYU Tandon School of Engineering

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Jeff S. Merritt

 Head of IoT, Robotics & Smart Cities at World Economic Forum

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Maren Maier

Founder and Editor of Creative States, and Associate Professor at Pratt Institute

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Jerry Hultin

President, Chairman and Co-Founder of the Global Futures Group

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Marie McBride

Director of the Design Management program at Pratt Institute

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Director of the Design Management program at Pratt Institute

Marie McBride
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Stefaan Verhulst

Co-Founder and Chief Research and Development Officer of the Governance Laboratory @NYU (GovLab) 

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Co-Founder and Chief Research and Development Officer of the Governance Laboratory @NYU (GovLab) 

Stefaan Verhulst
Stephen Goldsmith

Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government and the Director of the Innovations in American Government Program at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government

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Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government and the Director of the Innovations in American Government Program at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government

Stephen Goldsmith
 

Circular City Program

Shaina Horowitz

Vice President of Product & Programs at New Lab

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Smarter PTx

Fernando Ilharco

Assistant Professor at the Portuguese Catholic University (UCP) in Lisbon

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Patrícia Dias

Assistant Professor of the Faculty of Human Sciences at the Catholic University of Portugal

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Maria Ana Carneiro

Catholic University of Portugal

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Catholic University of Portugal

Maria Ana Carneiro
Roberto Carneiro

Professor at the Portuguese Catholic University and Dean of the Institute for Distance Learning.

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Professor at the Portuguese Catholic University and Dean of the Institute for Distance Learning.

Roberto Carneiro

Reform of the Parliamentary System in Portugal

 
Patrícia Calca

Post-Doctoral Fellow by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology

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Alexandra Carreira

Portugal | EU | Human Rights | Foreign Policy | Security & Defense

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Pedro Duarte Silva

Catholic University of Portugal

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Catholic University of Portugal

Pedro Duarte Silva

Artificial Intelligence vs COVID-19 in Portugal - Take the survey

 

Mapping of AI Innovations in NYC Public Agencies

 
Tara Das

Research Assistant

MPA-DP Candidate at Columbia University

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Collaborative Intelligence Powered by The New York Academy of Sciences

Jennifer L. Costley, PhD

Director of Physical Sciences, Sustainability & Engineering - The New York Academy of Sciences

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Adam Ingle

Assistant Director, COVID-19 Taskforce at Australian Department of Home Affairs

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Adam Ingle

Assistant Director, COVID-19 Taskforce at Australian Department of Home Affairs