Why We're Here

Urban Ecology Research and Community Solutions 

CURes works with faculty, staff, students and community members to develop research and other interventions that lead to more resilient and just communities.  Our goal is to pair the study of urban ecology with local issues that can benefit from the talents and resources at LMU.  We support a variety of projects ranging from science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teacher professional development; urban biosocial research; restorative justice; and regional climate change initiatives.

Our goals are threefold:

1) To enhance the public understanding of urban resilience as a tool for healthy neighborhoods

2) To forward a vigorous program of research and education

3) To engage the public as critical stakeholders in urban policy and management

These efforts are focused on, but not limited to, historically underserved urban communities in order to hasten their recovery and advancement.