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Seeking applications for Housing Stability Grants

February 10, 2020

Too many people in the Twin Cities region do not have access to safe, healthy, affordable, and reliable housing. In particular, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) communities, people with disabilities, and low-wealth communities face barriers to this critical resources. Market conditions have shown that the housing market does not work for most low-income people, so solutions may require questioning long held assumptions, creating innovative solutions, and attempting new ideas to address housing stability.

2020-2021 Faculty Interactive Research Program Call for Proposals

January 30, 2020

The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) invites proposals for our Faculty Interactive Research Program (FIRP). University of Minnesota faculty are critical resources in exploring issues and concerns important to Minnesota, such as the criminal justice system, demography, state or local economic development, education, employment, energy, the environment, health, housing, state and local government, welfare and poverty, human and social services, transportation, or land use and development.

Give to Support CURA's Community-Based Research

January 17, 2020

Building Capacity with Black Women Project winter update

January 10, 2020

The Building Capacity with Black Women (BCBW) project team led by Dr.

Join us for the last Neighborhoods 2020 Large Gathering on Thursday, January 9 and Tuesday, January 14

January 8, 2020

Thursday, January 9. 6-8pm
Urban-Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC)
2001 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Tuesday, January 14. 6-8pm
Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Room 50B
301 19th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455

* Park in the 19th Avenue Parking lot located at 300 19th Ave S and we'll validate parking

CURA – Incubator of Minnesota’s Shoreland Program

November 25, 2019

By Matthew Bauman, Minnesota DNR Shoreland Program

It’s no coincidence that both the Shoreland Management Act and the Center of Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) celebrated their 50th anniversaries in 2019. Minnesota’s shoreland management program was one of the first major statewide initiatives to come out of CURA. This milestone year offers a unique opportunity to look back on the history and purpose behind the shoreland program, its beginnings with CURA, trends in shoreland development, and what we can do to improve shoreland development into the future.

Artist Neighborhood Partnership Initiative Small Grant Program Request for Proposals

October 23, 2019

Join us for the Community-Engaged Research & Practice Workshop Series this Fall!

October 8, 2019

Upcoming Kris Nelson Community Based Research Deadline

October 1, 2019

The Kris Nelson Community Based Research Program at the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) builds the power and capacity of community-based organizations to create social change through partnerships with the University of Minnesota. The research needs of organizations are matched with students to carry out community-defined and guided projects.

Presenting the 2019 Artist Neighborhood Partnership Initiative Projects

October 1, 2019

In Memoriam: Esther Wattenberg

July 19, 2019

It is with great sadness that we report that Esther Wattenberg passed away on July 19th, just shy of her 100th birthday.

A professor of social work at the University of Minnesota, she was a fierce advocate for underserved women and children. Esther was a critical part of CURA's work for several decades and a treasured part of the CURA family. May her memory be an inspiration.

Deadline for fall community based research project proposals is July 3

June 17, 2019

The Kris Nelson Community Based Research Program at the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) builds the power and capacity of community-based organizations to create social change through partnerships with the University of Minnesota. The research needs of organizations are matched with students to carry out community-defined and guided projects.

"The Illusion of Choice: Evictions and Profit in North Minneapolis" CURA Evictions Project Report

May 30, 2019

CURA at the UAA conference in Los Angeles

May 21, 2019

CURA researchers and research projects were well represented at the recent Urban Affairs Association (UAA) conference in Los Angeles, April 24-27, 2019. In addition to the sessions below, Dr. Brittany Lewis was asked to participate on an activist scholarship panel by Professor Lisa Bates from Portland State University.

Sessions presented by CURA researchers:

Job Announcement: Research Associate

May 13, 2019

The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) of the University of Minnesota is looking for an innovator in community-based research.

Recent examples of CURA Research Projects

Seeking Applicants: Building Capacity with Black Women Pilot Program (BWWA/CURA)

May 8, 2019

The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) in partnership with the 

Apply now for Summer 2019 graduate research assistant positions

April 9, 2019

The Summer 2019 graduate research job postings for the Kris Nelson Community-Based Research program and Community Assistantship Program (CAP) are online now. For both the Nelson Program and CAP, community organizations receive the support of a student research assistant to work on a project defined and directed by the community organization.

Announcing an innovative partnership with the Black Women's Wealth Alliance

April 4, 2019

Research in Action and Innovation: Building Capacity with Black Women

The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA)and the Black Women's Wealth Alliance (BWWA)is proud to announce a new and innovative partnershipto help strengthen housing stability among Black women.

Kris Nelson Community Based Research deadline for Summer projects

February 19, 2019

The Kris Nelson Community Based Research Program at the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) builds the power and capacity of community-based organizations to create social change through partnerships with the University of Minnesota. The research needs of organizations are matched with students to carry out community-defined and guided projects.

CURA releases The Diversity of Gentrification: Multiple Forms of Gentrification in Minneapolis and St. Paul

January 31, 2019

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