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Job opening: Community-Based Research Program Director

Community Relations/Outreach Manager 2 (9341R2)

This position is a full-time appointment in the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA).

Thank you to Neeraj Mehta

“It is with mixed feelings that we here at CURA say goodbye to Neeraj Mehta who is leaving to take an exciting position as director of learning at the McKnight Foundation. The McKnight Foundation has given so much to CURA over the years that we can hardly begrudge them when the flow goes the other way! Neeraj served as our director of community based programs during his six years at CURA and helped us channel resources to countless community organizations in the metro area and across the state. He also kept CURA in the middle of all of the important discussions taking place i

Spring 2018 Hennepin-University Collaborative Grant Award Announcement

Spring HUP Mixer

The Hennepin-University Partnership (HUP) is pleased to announce that the proposal, "Determining Alignment of Probation Conditions" has been awarded the Spring 2018 Hennepin-University Collaboration Grant.

Cura at 50

Cura at 50

CURA Reporter Spring 2017

This issue contains the following articles: Boomers at Work and in Transition By Phyllis Moen, Erik Kojola, and Kate Schaefers /  Understanding Youth Resilience by Leveraging the Youth Development Study Archive 

CURA Reporter
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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota
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Reporter 47 (1)

CURA:Tech, One Year Later

In 2014–2015, CURA hosted a civic technology incubator, CURA:Tech. The one-year project supported teams to identify issues in their community that could be addressed with an information-based civic technology, and create a prototype of the tool. In 2016, we checked in with award winners and other participants to see how their work was going.


ANPI grantee makes an affordable and mobile artist residence

Artist Tia-Simone Gardner’s tiny house/studio space is officially under construction. Gardner is a 2016 Artist Neighborhood Partnership Initiative (ANPI) grantee who realized that the affordability and mobility challenges she faced finding a live/work space as a young artist were not unique. The artist loft spaces (combining spaces for living and working) that have popped up around the Twin Cities are slightly more affordable than what you find on the open market, but they are often available only for rent and can still be out of reach for unestablished artists.