Center for Urban Resilience (CURes)
Founded in 2011, CURes provides a suite of research, education, and restorative justice services in support of our mission to: “empower communities to build resilient, vibrant, and just cities through meaningful interactions with their diverse ecosystems and each other.” We endeavor through collaborations and support from key partners including philanthropic foundations; NGOs; school districts; other universities; city, county, state, and federal agencies; and the LMU community.
CURes reports to Academic Affairs through the Vice Provost for Global-Local Initiatives, and serves LMU faculty, staff, and students by: conducting cutting-edge urban social-ecological research, co-managing Ballona Discovery Park, publishing an international journal, implementing restorative justice initiatives, and offering student research assistantships and internships. We collaborate with faculty through fellowships, joint grant making, original research, and outreach programming. We also partner with the Green LMU Initiative, the Campus Sustainability Officer, the School of Education, Loyola Law School, Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, the School of Film and Television, the Academy of Catholic Thought and Imagination, and others to enhance the ongoing efforts of those programs and to help initiate novel projects that meet the goals of The LMU Strategic Plan.