At its core, the Cities are Back in Town research group is structured by researchers from Sciences Po's various research centers and departments together with a proactive team of PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers. It is coordinated by Tommaso Vitale (CEE) and administered by Fatoumata Diallo (CERI) and Marcela Alonso Ferreira (CEE).

Beyond this core, the group closely integrates scholars from other research centers in Europe and beyond. It further counts on collaborating with a network of urban practitioners contributing to teaching within the Sciences Po Urban School.