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Welcome to the ASU Center for Urban Innovation

The Center for Urban Innovation is the focal point for research on urban affairs in the School of Public Affairs and the Watts College of Public Service & Community Solutions, ranked #4 in city management and urban policy by US News and World Report. Its mission is to improve the quality of life in neighborhoods, cities, and urban regions by: 1) promoting innovation in governance, policy, and management, 2) engaging in basic and applied research, and 3) supporting innovative education and training through critical research and community involvement. The Center is part of a unique partnership bringing together ASU with the Alliance for Innovation and the International City/County Management Association.