Albany Visualization And Informatics Lab (AVAIL), led by Director Catherine T. Lawson selected by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to lead a multi-state initiative to advance transportation planning.

Welcome to Lewis Mumford Center

Established at the UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY in 1988 to carry out urban research both comparative and historical in scope, the Center honors the tradition of interdisciplinary scholarship established by Lewis Mumford (1895-1990). Mumford was a native New Yorker internationally recognized as one of the most distinguished urbanists of the 20th Century. 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 (July 1999 in Shanghai), to local planning initiatives, to national endeavors examining urban change over time.


Upcoming Events

+ Mumford/CSDA Colloquium

Friday, February 13, 2015, 3:30pm, BA B-29
"Beyond the Schoolyard: The Contributions of Parenting Logics, Financial Resources, and Social Institutions to the Social Class Gap in Structured Activity Participation"
Amy Lutz, Department of Sociology, Syracuse University
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Friday, February 20, 2015, 3:30pm, BA B-29
"Assessing the Predictive Value of Fertility Expectations through a Social-Cognitive Model"
Christine Bachrach, University of Maryland at College Park
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