Former Mayor Nutter tapped for job with U. of Chicago Urban Labs

(Emma Lee/WHYY)

(Emma Lee/WHYY)

A former Philadelphia Mayor has a new job. 

Michael Nutter has joined the University of Chicago’s Urban Labs as an executive fellow to help guide strategy and growth.  

Nutter says he will use the skills he honed as both mayor and councilman to help the country as a whole.

“Crime, health education, poverty, energy and the environment these are of course are all areas when I was mayor of Philadelphia I had the opportunity to work on,” he said.  “Many of these challenges as well as through the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the National League of Cities and in Washington DC on the national level.”

Timothy Mills of the Labs says Nutter will help translate academic ideas into something local officials can embrace.

“We have lots of evidence but the challenge is getting people to use it and the mayor was incredibly helpful thinking about that so we asked him if he would take a formal role working with urban labs.”

The job does not require Nutter to relocate to Chicago.

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