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N3: Network Science for Networked Cities


About the N3 Initiative

The Northwestern Neighborhood & Network Initiative, or N3 for short, is being developed as an incubator for new ways that faculty, experts, and students at Northwestern can engage communities, civic partners, and policy makers to address core problems facing the residents of Chicago and surrounding communities. Specific projects and types of engagement will be linked by a focus how the social relationships among networks, geographic communities, and the constellation of groups, organizations, and civic partners affect what we feel, think, and do—and how understanding, building, and leveraging this sort of network-thinking can improve neighborhoods, the city, and our region. 


N3’s continued engagement in research projects throughout the Chicago area would not be possible without the support of our funders. Click on the photos below to learn more about the foundations that have been supporting the Northwestern Neighborhood & Network Initiative.

How to Donate to N3

How to Donate

By directing your gift to the Northwestern Neighborhood & Network Initiative, you will be helping to generate cutting-edge research and dialogue. Please consider making a contribution to N3 through the We Will giving campaign at Northwestern. To make a gift, follow the link below, click ‘View additional gift designations,’ and type ‘N3’ in the search box. Donate Here