John S. Watson Institute for Urban Policy and Research
The John S. Watson Institute for Urban Policy and Research is "the think and do tank for public policy." The institute is dedicated to deepening the analysis around critical public policy challenges and broadening the range of policy ideas, perspectives and options available.
The John S. Watson Institute for Urban Policy and Research celebrates the legacy of pioneering New Jersey Assemblyman John S. Watson. The institute comprises integrated policy centers and initiatives that support informed public policy. We serve as a vital, non-partisan resource for New Jersey decision-makers, supporting the development and implementation of real-world solutions. Learn more about our history and how we act as a catalyst for positive social change.