Institute of Public and Urban Affairs (IPUA)

The Institute of Public and Urban Affairs is located in the School of Public Affairs. The Institute was established to conduct research in community and governmental affairs and to sponsor conferences, colloquia and symposia related to issues in public administration and other areas including urban planning, management, and criminal justice administration. The Institute also publishes occasional working papers and research monographs. An integral part of the Institute is the Public Affairs Center which is a research facility designed primarily for use by students, faculty, public officials and others with an interest in public affairs. The Center provides a number of tools for the researcher, including a large collection of reports, budgets, and documents of local governments in the San Diego region as well as other California jurisdictions. Journals, texts, general books, and directories in the areas of Public Administration, City Planning, and Criminal Justice are also available in the Center.

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The Consortium of SDSU, Northeastern University, Reggio Calabria Mediterranean Univeristy, Alto University, and Rome University held the midterm Meeting for the Commercial Local Urban District in San Diego State University from August 23-26.

The Institute of Public and Urban Affairs and the School of Public and Urban Affairs at San Diego State University, in collaboration with four European University, successfully received the Marie Currie Grant to research and teach in the area of Commercial Local Urban Districts.

IPUA and the University of Reggio Calabria, University of Salford, University of Uppsala, and the University of Rome are in a consortium to study urban regeneration from a comparative perspective and to disseminate their findings to both the European and American Communities.

This project entails exchange of students as well as researchers to benefit from the experience of both European and American universities.

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Click here for information about the Second International Workshop CLUDs Project.