The mission of the Center for Urban Research and Policy is to:

  • Create a more informal national dialogue about the challenges and successes of our nation’s urban policies and programs;

  • Advance research and curriculum on pressing urban issues;

  • Prepare and train students to pay a greater role in improving cities;

  • Promote the participation of urban residents, particularly women and minorities, in policy determination at the local, state, and national levels;

  • Provide public officials and community leaders with new tools for management and policy analysis.