Center for Urban and Regional Analysis

A division of the L. Douglas Wilder School of government and Public affairs
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We work with a variety of economic, community development and cultural organizations in the public and private sectors.

Testimonials

"The Virginia Department of Historic Resources has partnered with VCU's Center for Urban and Regional Analysis three times in the past ten years. The first was an initial study of the quantitative impacts of Virginia's Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit program. The findings were significant and greatly informed our understanding and advancement of the program, so we partnered with them twice more, once to provide updates on that initial analysis and then to ultimately broaden the scope of the study. In each partnership, our staff has been extremely satisfied with the responsiveness, professionalism, and quality of work of their staff. We would highly recommend VCU's CURA to other agencies or organizations looking to understand the impacts of its programs on their communities."  -Virginia Department of Historic Resources


“The City of Gaithersburg partnered with VCU’s Center for Urban and Regional Analysis in 2018-19 to develop a quantitative City Visioning report, detailing trends and forecasts of the City’s demographics, economy, housing stock and transportation patterns. City staff was impressed with the level of analysis conducted by CURA given the volume of data provided to them and the relatively short time line to complete this exercise. CURA staff was always professional, collaborative and flexible. The CURA team provided valuable insight into the analysis; perceptive recommendations to improve our project; and made requested modifications in a timely manner to create an excellent final product. The City would highly recommend CURA’s services to other jurisdictions in need of any type of data analysis of and for their communities. “  -City of Gaithersburg

Clients

Economic and community development organizations

Culpeper Renaissance Inc.
City of Richmond Economic Development Authority
Greater Richmond Age Wave Coalition
Home Builders Association of Richmond
Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Main Street Community
North Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission (NSVRC)
Partnership for Housing Affordability
Project: Homes
Richmond Memorial Health Foundation
Venture Richmond
Virginia Community Capital
Virginia Main Street Community

State and local government

City of Richmond
Hanover County
Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission
Richmond Regional Workforce Investment Board
Virginia Commonwealth University – Office of the President
Virginia Department of Accounts
Virginia Department of Historic Resources
Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development
Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (DSBSD)
Virginia Employment Commission

Historic preservation and cultural organizations

Carver-Price Legacy Museum
Moose Management Academy
Preservation Virginia
Richmond Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau
Richmond Sports Backers
The Enrichmond Foundation
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Partners

  • Brookings Institution
  • Crater Planning District Commission
  • Greater Richmond Partnership
  • Housing Virginia
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • National Association of Realtors
  • National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership?
  • Richmond Association of Realtors
  • Richmond Regional Planning District Commission
  • The Reinvestment Fund
  • Urban Institute
  • Virginia Association of Realtors
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
    • Presidential Research Quest Fund
    • Schools of Allied Health, Business, Education
  • Virginia Economic Development Partnership
  • Virginia’s Gateway Region
  • Virginia Manufacturers Association
  • Virginia Sea Grant
  • Virginia Tourism Corporation
  • Virginia Polytechnic and State University
    • Center for Housing Research
    • Office of Economic Development

Contact us

  • Phone: (804) 828-2292
  • Email: wilderschool@vcu.edu
  • Box 842028
    923 West Franklin Street
    Richmond, Virginia 23284

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