CURE provides research capacity, education, training and consultancy expertise to better inform urban policy decisions.


We carry out collaborative research on a range of urban issues including, governance, citizen engagement, public spending on infrastructure and capacity building to support social, economic, and environmental sustainability.

Areas of expertise

  • Housing and Municipal infrastructure
  • Urban settlement, immigration and inequality
  • Governance, urban sustainability, land use planning and design
  • Citizen Engagement and local democracy
  • Global studies and comparative research


  • Build a network of local, national, and international researchers and practitioners interested in urban and municipal issues.
  • Conduct and facilitate collaborative research that addresses urban priorities and issues.
  • Provide opportunities for sharing research, knowledge, resources and information among organizations, communities and students interested in urban and municipal issues.

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