We build a transdisciplinary community of scholars who provide innovative solutions to challenges in urban environments.

 

U.S. cities are fertile ground for universities, such as our own VCU. We seek humanistic, scientific and entrepreneurial solutions to a range of challenging problems that disproportionately impact urban populations. In Richmond, these problems often are compounded by the confluence of concentrated poverty, discrimination, ecological disruption and transit injustice, education inequality, health inequities and structural racism.

Our ability to capitalize on existing assets – geography, people and resources – is fundamental to our success as a leader on issues related to economic, health and social equity in urban regions.

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The concepts take shape.

These nine concepts make up iCubed’s cores.

Oral Health Equity
Oral Health Equity [View Image]
Sustainable Food Access
Sustainable Food Access [View Image]
Intersections in the Lives of LGBTQIA+ Communities
Intersections in the Lives of LGBTQIA+ Communities [View Image]
Urban Education and Family
Urban Education and Family [View Image]
Disrupting Criminalization in Education
Disrupting Criminalization in Education [View Image]
Health and wellness in aging populations
Health and wellness in aging populations [View Image]
Racial Equity, Arts and Culture
Racial Equity, Arts and Culture [View Image]
Culture, race and health
Culture, race and health [View Image]
Commonwealth Scholars Program
Commonwealth Scholars Program [View Image]
My Life, My Scholarship
My Life, My Scholarship [View Image]