About the URRC


The Urban Research and Resource Center (URRC) is a research institute that combines scholarly endeavors with community outreach. It was established to help meet President Austin Lane’s goal of ensuring that the state of Texas’s only legislatively recognized academic institution for urban programming, Texas Southern University, assume and expand its leadership role as the academic and policy resource for urban issues and solutions.

Our Vision:

The URRC’s vision is to be a major influential research and resource center for urban issues in the nation by conducting world-class research, scholarship, and publications and developing and pursuing creative effective strategies to enhance knowledge and the lives of the global urban community.

Our Mission:

To develop and expand research programs that conform to our institutional mission, strategic plan, and community needs.