For over 35 years, the Center for Urban Initiatives and Research (CUIR) has been providing research services and technical assistance to public and non-profit organizations to help them make informed decisions. CUIR promotes strategic partnerships across disciplines and sectors, integrating a dynamic network of expertise to address community issues. Using traditional and innovative methods, CUIR helps communities and organizations understand present conditions, make informed choices, and plan for the future. The Center routinely conducts applied research for sponsors that include agencies of state government, local governments, school districts, nonprofit and community-based organizations.


  • Evaluation
  • Community Needs Assessments Surveys
  • Mail, Telephone and Online Surveys
  • Geographic Information Systems Mapping
  • Data Management
  • Data Analysis
  • Program Planning