Industry Associate Professor of Urban Science
Associate Professor at the Marron Institute
Constantine E. Kontokosta is an Associate Professor of Urban Science and Planning and Director of the Civic Analytics program at the NYU Marron Institute of Urban Management. He also directs the Urban Intelligence Lab and is associated faculty at the Center for Urban Science & Progress (CUSP) and the Department of Civil & Urban Engineering at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and is affiliated faculty at the Wagner School of Public Service. He holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Urban Planning from Columbia University, where he received the HUD Doctoral Dissertation Award and the Lincoln Institute’s
C. Lowell Harriss Fellowship, a M.S. from New York University, and a B.S.E. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Constantine’s research focuses on analytics and computation for energy policy and climate action, neighborhood change and urban development, and bias and equity in algorithmic decision-making. Previously, he served as the inaugural Deputy Director of CUSP, where he was part of the Center’s founding leadership team and designed and launched one of the first graduate programs in urban science and informatics. His work has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals across a range of fields, including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nature Communications, and Nature Energy. His research has been supported by grants from federal and city agencies, foundations, and industry, and he has received numerous awards and honors, including Best Paper awards from the
Journal of the American Planning Association and the Bloomberg Data for Good Exchange.