Lewis Mumford Center for Comparative Urban and Regional Research

The Center was established in 1988 to carry out urban research both comparative and historical in scope.  By promoting broad-based collaboration among urban scholars from a variety of fields and geographic settings, the Center's mission is to further Mumford's ideal of local involvement with global vision. To this end, Center projects and activities range from international urban conferences to local planning initiatives to national endeavors examining urban change over time. Projects assess the impact of global changes on the U.S. metropolis and civil society, probe the 19th and early 20th century roots of present-day cities and suburbs, and address urban change in other parts of the world, mostly notably China. The Center works in close collaboration on several of these projects with the Center for Social and Demographic Analysis (CSDA).

Contact: Nancy Denton
Phone: (518) 442-4497
Email: mumford@albany.edu
Website: http://www.albany.edu/mumford/
School, college, division or unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department or subunit: Department of Sociology