About Urban

Our People

Urban Institute's staff of approximately 600 includes economic, data, and social scientists; strategic communicators and policy experts; event organizers; talent finders; and technology virtuosos. Although we work across multiple issue areas and bring differing perspectives, we are united in the belief that facts matter and evidence has the power to ignite change.

All of us are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion at every level, from how we recruit and hire our employees to how we conduct our research.

And our work is fueled by a passion to ensure that all people—regardless of their race, income, ethnicity, education, gender identity, or zip code—have the opportunity to achieve their version of the American dream.