We are a University of Alberta research unit that engages with communities to explore the nature of towns, cities, and regions.
CRSC is one of the only centres in North America to focus on regional research. To do this, we undertake both engaged and theoretical activities, work with clients, host visiting experts and public lectures, and maintain a global set of links with planners and academics, and cities and institutes. We are the portal to urban and regional teaching and research at the University of Alberta.
Our goal is to increase understanding of the cultural, political, economic interactions and interdependencies within these social spaces. In doing so, we inform public policy and improve the well-being of citizens.