Center for Urban Research and Learning

Loyola University Chicago

Here you will find all of CURL's research projects and publications. 

Smart Growth and Equity Policy Development

(9/1/2000 - 11/30/2002)

The project documented existing local, community-based projects in an effort to include these voices in the larger smart growth development discussion. It examined how the benefits of regional economic growth might be used more effectively to address pressing social problems in these communities and the broader region. Funding for this project came from the Woods Fund of Chicago.

Research Team

  • P. Nyden, CURL
  • P. Krech, Graduate Fellow, Political Science
  • S. Sager, Graduate Fellow, Political Science
  • N. Benefiled, Graduate Fellow, Political Science

Community Partners

  • Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities
  • Chicago State University
  • Urban Innovations