Center for Urban Resilience

The Center for Urban Resilience (CURes) is an organization of academics, environmental professionals and community partners committed to improving the quality of life in urban communities, especially those that have been historically underserved. Expertise in science, policy, ethics, natural history, urban planning and educational practices, is utilized to conduct interdisciplinary, community-based research projects on a wide variety of topics including animal social behavior, environmental quality, human response to the environment and ethical management of natural resources.

CURes serves LMU faculty, staff and students by developing undergraduate courses, supporting faculty research, and scholarly activity. The center collaborates with faculty through fellowships, joint grant making, and hosting and supporting university outreach programming. In addition, it works with members of the LMU community to build technical tools that provide solutions for challenging urban problems. It partners with the Green LMU Initiative and the Campus Sustainability Officer; the School of Education; Loyola Law School; Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts and others to enhance the ongoing efforts of these programs and to help initiate novel projects.

Student research opportunities, internships, and Study Abroad courses in Germany and Costa Rica are available through LMU's partnership with CURes. Learn more at