As a part of the City’s groundbreaking Applied Sciences NYC initiative, which seeks to increase New York City’s capacity for applied sciences, NYU designed the Center for Urban Science and Progress, an affiliate NYU graduate school focused on Urban Science and Informatics. Urban Science and Informatics is being defined in part through the inaugural class, but much of this contribution to the emerging field will occur outside the classroom and within the Urban Informatics Club. The club is open to all professionals and students interested in the emerging field. The objective of the club is to foster collaboration among different backgrounds and business lines through a common interest in the role of data in urban and environmental phenomenons.The urban informatics club invites planners, policy makers, engineers,data scientists, computer scientists, physicists and more to explore the role of data in cities, network, and problem solve. The club meets monthly and aims to have several panels discussing a wide-range of topics from the impacts of urbanization to entrepreneurship. Meetings are dynamic and interactive to harbor new relationships. There is no cost of membership.