URI’s Center for Urban Studies and Research (CUSR) is a University-wide research center located at both Providence and Kingston campuses. Formally established in 2006, CUSR is the focal point for urban studies and research at the University. Its activities include basic and applied scholarly research, policy research, technical assistance, and outreach. While the Center encourages participation from all disciplines and works closely with faculty across the University and with other University centers, it has particularly strong ties to the social sciences and associated humanities. It therefore contributes to the University’s overall intellectual life by enhancing the social sciences and related disciplines affiliated with the Center.