Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA)

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The Ohio State University

Jordan Swaim-Fox, Outreach Coordinator

We are an interdisciplinary group of scholars in social, natural, and environmental sciences; applied economics; agriculture; engineering; health and medical professions; and the humanities. We offer a wide range of support services for research that applies to urban and metropolitan areas, rural areas, and broader regional issues. Some of our services include GIS data processing, spatial analysis, and cartographic services.

Tanya Bils
Senior GIS Analyst
Harvey Miller
Professor, Reusche Chair in Geographic Information Science

Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC)

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Adam Porr, Research & Data Officer

MORPC is Central Ohio’s regional council for more than 70 members comprised of counties, cities, villages, townships, and regional organizations. We take pride in bringing communities of all sizes and interests together to collaborate on best practices and plan for the future of our growing region. We do this through a variety of programs, services, projects and initiatives – all with the goal of improving the lives of our residents and making Central Ohio stand out on the world stage.

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Kerstin Carr
Chief Regional Strategy Officer and Senior Director of Planning
Dave Dixon
Director of Data Analytics and Strategy
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Adam Porr
Research & Data Officer


March 1, 2023
As part of the Regional Data Agenda with the Regional Data Advisory Committee, MORPC and... [read more]
October 4, 2022
CURA has launched the Ghost Neighborhood of Columbus project to help people understand what was destroyed by urban highway construction in the 20th century, and support... [read more]


January 1, 2024
Blog post - By: Luyu Liu, Adam Porr, Harvey J. Miller

Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA)

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November 10, 2023
Presentation - By: Urban Institute

Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC)

November 10, 2023
Meeting Materials - By: National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership

Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC), Center on Poverty and Community Development

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June 28, 2023
Blog post - By: Yue Lin, Jialin Li, Gerika Logan, Ningchuan Xiao, Harvey J. Miller

Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA)

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May 1, 2023
Blog post - By: Luyu Liu, Armita Kar, Ahmad Ilderim Tokey, Huyen T.K. Le, Harvey J. Miller

Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA)

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Partner Webinars

April 12, 2024 - 9:30am to 11:00am

CURA, the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, and INetClimate are hosting Unpacking the 5th U.S.... [read more]

Presenters Aaron Wilson, Ryan Winston, Katie Devlin, MPA, Jennie McAdams, MPH, REHS
December 2, 2022 - 12:00pm

Technology has profoundly impacted cities: they are more dynamic and active than ever before. Can we use these new technology and data to rise to the challenge of an urban planet? This fall, CURA... [read more]

Presenters Marisa Denker, Mike Flynn, AICP, Theresa Carr, AICP, Samantha Donovan, AICP