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Welcome to the Center for Urban Studies

The mission of Wayne State University's Center for Urban Studies is to improve understanding of and provide innovative responses to urban challenges and opportunities. Committed to serving Detroit and its metropolitan area, the Center pursues its mission by conducting and disseminating research, developing policies and programs, and providing training, capacity-building, and technical assistance.

The Center participates in defining and influencing local, regional, state and national urban policy. It engages community, government, institutions, and policymakers in collaboration with university faculty and resources to transform knowledge into action.


Center for Urban Studies Brochure

The Center for Urban Studies has conducted research and provided support to scholars, community organizations, businesses, municipalities, foundations, non-profits, and others throughout Southeast Michigan. Although not exhaustive, this brochure summarizes the research and service capabilities of the Center.


Drawing Detroit

Answering pertinent questions about Michigan, Southeastern Michigan and Detroit with data

To find out more, please click here.