The Now Institute is an urban research center at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design that applies strategic urban thinking to real world issues. Over the past 10 years, the Institute has partnered with private organizations, policymakers and non-governmental organizations in Los Angeles, New Orleans, Madrid, Beijing and Port-au-Prince.

The Now Institute provides opportunities for thinkers trained as architects to participate in city-scale research and urban implementation across disciplines, with real world partners in fields that include culture, mobility, urban revitalization and sustainability.