CURE encourages, facilitates and promotes innovative research by scholars at Rutgers University and around the nation on issues that face Camden, New Jersey, the Philadelphia metropolitan region and other large cities and metropolitan cities in the U.S. and abroad.

CURE also helps train the next generation of urban scholars by providing opportunities for students to become involved with ongoing research projects.

Through its research and partnerships, CURE creates innovative solutions that promote equity and opportunity in communities throughout the nation. CURE seeks to increase the understanding of cities through cross-disciplinary research, instruction and civic engagement and by providing links to regional, national and international networks in pursuit of new ideas and approaches that address urban issues.

A forum for collaborative, inter-disciplinary scholarship, CURE helps to inform public policy development and decision-making at the local, national and global levels.