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Welcome to the Center For Urban Studies

Lyke Thompson,
Director, Center for Urban Studies
(313) 577-5209
For more than 30 years, the Center for Urban Studies has been engaged in cutting-edge social science research and service. Often, the Center collaborates with WSU faculty to combine their substantive expertise with the methodological skills of Center staff. They also work closely with community organizations and local governments to answer key questions about the metropolitan area and about policy or organizational issues. Center staff are skilled in techniques of demographic analysis, mapping, evaluation, sample surveys, qualitative data collection and policy analysis. The Center holds expertise in community development, urban studies, demography, economic development, public safety, disabilities, and education.