Mission

It starts by engaging scholars and community leaders—researchers, students, civic and business executives, and more—to share approaches to problem solving in an innovative, cross-sector conversation.​

 
CUI is Leading: We conduct original research on cities and regions to develop replicable models.
 
CUI is Facilitating: We connect faculty with resources and partners for engaged urban academic inquiry.
 
CUI is Advancing: We convene and coordinate local, regional, and national stakeholders to advance solutions.