... Implementing a Phronesis-based approach to Urban Science. Harnessing local place knowledge of individual citizens. Engaging citizen practitioner expertise for projects and policies that affect local urban environments ...

The Urban Science Institute

USI is a leading provider of meta-research analysis, design, development and implementation of urban and public policy, forwarding the vision of the EARTHNOMAD FOUNDATION along with its partner organizations. The institute provides forecasting and reporting on holistic policy design, in addition to consulting services, training and educational seminars in Phronetic Engagement, urban science, urban and public policy and Citizen Engagement strategies and techniques to non-profits, NGOs, government agencies, research institutions, citizen groups, neighborhood associations, public and private organizations and academic institutions.

"Urban Science integrates the basic tenets of the applied building sciences (architecture, urban design and urban planning) with the essential components of the field of Phronetic Engagement (value, value-rationality, context, and experience) seen through the lens of the social, health and environmental sciences (political science, sociology, psychology, communication, ecology, behavioral science, neuroscience and medicine) to describe and explain human urban environments." (Dr. B. Schaban-Maurer, Director of the Urban Science Institute)

Our Partners

Our three partner institutions are: ARK Tectonics (architecture, urban design and planning firm); the Earthnomad Foundation (Global expertise, local strategy: policy 'Think Tank') and 3MA Networks (Geographic Information Systems strategy and management consultancy). For more specialty services, Phronetic Engagement programs, our projects and initiatives, and our partners programs and services, visit The Urban Science Institute

Our Services

Our specialty and consulting services are performed by PhD-level experts and are charged to our clients through either a fixed fee structure based on each project's size and complexity or an hourly-based fee structure.



Phone: 817. 554 3631

Our People

We engage design and planning professionals along with public policy experts worldwide, as well as locally based consultants, administrative coordinators, research associates and affiliated academics at our North American offices in the United States and Canada.

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