The mission of the Centre for Urban Research and Land Development is twofold: to conduct research on land use and urban policy issues in an effort to improve policy outcomes; and to enhance the experiential learning opportunities of our students in order to better prepare them for research and professional practice.
The intent of CUR is to focus on the economic impacts and aspects of urban issues and policy alternatives in an effort to have economic analysis be central to the formulation of urban policy decisions.
In addition to undertaking research and disseminating results, the Centre will organize seminars and research lectures to inform urban public policy decisions in Toronto and the Greater Golden Horseshoe. Consistent with the above the focus will be on the economic implications of land use and development issues and policies.
The mission is consistent with and supportive of both the City Building Mission of Ryerson University, and its focus on policy relevant applied research.