For five decades, the Center for Urban Policy Research has served the nation with basic and applied research on a broad spectrum of public policy issues.
The Center for Urban Policy Research (CUPR), a component of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, is nationally and internationally recognized for its research on the most critical issues facing communities today. CUPR tackles research on these issues in New Jersey, in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, and nationwide, with a focus on equitable access to resources and opportunities for historically marginalized communities and populations.
Practice & Research Areas
Our built environment group promotes green building and healthy communities through research, education and training, and partnerships with industry, government and not-for-profit organizations.
The Environmental Analysis and Communications (EAC) Group advances strategies and approaches designed to build communities that are healthier, greener, more equitable and more resilient.
We work on integrating sophisticated and complex climate, weather, air chemistry, power systems, and macroeconomic models to understand the implications of major energy initiatives. Research includes cost-benefit data sets and models for energy policies.
Our Bloustein Local unit serves as a focal point to disseminate, through a variety of mechanisms, aggregated data, research and analyses useful to New Jersey’s elected and appointed officials, faculty and researchers, policy analysts and practitioners.
We research community development, development and environmental impact analysis, economic development, historic preservation, housing, public finance, smart growth and transportation and infrastructure.