Why We're Here

Our Mission: Urban Ecology Empowering Communities

The Center for Urban Resilience (CURes) is dedicated to serving urban communities with a suite of research, education, restorative justice and urban planning programs designed to improve quality of life for residents, especially for those in underserved neighborhoods.

We use urban ecology to empower communities to build resilient, vibrant, and just cities through meaningful interactions with their diverse ecosystems.

Dr. Eric Strauss (CURes Executive Director) leads a workshop for LAUSD teachers at Ballona Discovery Park.