Through regular reports and events that spur discussion on real-world challenges, NYU Law centers lead the way in studying housing and urban policies:

The Furman Center for Real Estate & Urban Policy, a joint center of NYU School of Law and the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, aims to provide objective academic and empirical research on the legal and public policy issues involving land use, real estate, housing, and urban affairs in the United States. The Wall Street JournalLos Angeles Times, and New York Times all regularly rely on the work of the Furman Center to illustrate the state of cities across the nation.