OUR MISSION / Educate, support, and inspire students interested in understanding the growing importance of cities.

The HLS Urbanists is a student-run organization at Harvard Law School that convenes a diverse community interested in the critical issues affecting the world’s cities.

We seek to:

Understand the ways in which laws, policy, urban development, technology, land use planning, and transportation organize our cities.

Engage in discussion and activism to address the many issues that enable urban prosperity.

Create a community that supports active dialogue and camaraderie among its members, at HLS and beyond.





Field trip to Superpedestrian HQ

Our primary objective is to congregate a community of Urbanists. We welcome all: those interested in state & local government, emerging technology, real estate, land use, urban planning, education, criminal justice reform, community organizing…or anything else.


We’ll organize speaking events, lead field trips, screen films, and host social events.

We are Harvard Law School’s branch of the Harvard Real Estate Consortium (“HSREC”), which coordinates interdisciplinary events and initiatives across Harvard University.