A project of the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities, PULSE brings together students and researchers from across the country for creative and transdisciplinary collaboration to shape the city of the future.
By 2050, 67% of the world population will live in cities. Citizens will face uncertainties about equity, creativity, and the design of cities to positively serve future generations. At PULSE, student teams pioneer projects to transform urban landscapes in the coming decades. This think tank allows students to chart their own course in tackling issues anywhere from community development, cultural stability and social justice to engineering, healthcare and economic investment. Students work with national leaders to actualize ideas, while gaining an urban innovation skillset and a new network of cross-country collaborators. A parallel think tank is provided for faculty representatives from A2RU institutions.
PULSE celebrates the rich cross-fertilization produced from the creative collaborations from divergent disciplines.