RU Urban is a collaboration of three Rutgers urban research centers to facilitate partnership and communication on issues of concern to urbanists. To join the RU_urban listserv, click here.
Rutgers Camden Center for Urban Research and Education: CURE encourages, facilitates and promotes innovative research by scholars at Rutgers University and around the nation on issues that face Camden, New Jersey, the Philadelphia metropolitan region and other large cities and metropolitan cities in the U.S. and abroad. It also helps train the next generation of urban scholars by providing opportunities for students to become involved with ongoing research projects. Through its research and partnerships, the center creates innovative solutions that promote equity and opportunity in communities throughout the nation. CURE seeks to increase the understanding of cities through cross-disciplinary research, instruction and civic engagement and by providing links to regional, nationaland international networks in pursuit of new ideas and approaches that address urban issues.
Rutgers Newark Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies: The Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies’ mission is to research and analyze complex issues facing urban areas, primarily metropolitan Newark and northern New Jersey, and ultimately generate solutions to those challenges. We accept that in a globalized world, the prosperity of our region is intertwined with other regions and places. As such, our mission and geographic reach recognize that we have to incorporate the wider study of global trends and developments as they impact our region. The Center and its staff accomplish our mission by promoting and conducting scholarly research on the evolution of cities and metropolitan places, encouraging applied research that will improve public policies and expand opportunity structures for communities and people in the region, sharing knowledge and facilitating the exchange of ideas among all stakeholders, encouraging informed community voice in shaping public policy, and working with our colleagues throughout the Rutgers University system to harness the institution’s rich experience, scholarship, and commitment in service of urban and metropolitan communities.
Rutgers Ralph W. Voorhees Center for Civic Engagement