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Our Purpose

The Center for Urban and Regional Planning Research (CURPR) supports the College of Architecture’s graduate programs in urban and regional planning (Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning and Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning) by bringing together students, staff and faculty from within the University of Texas at San Antonio to address community planning, economic, infrastructure, environmental, housing and development issues impacting Texas and the border region.

What we Do

  • engage in planning and design initiatives that have community and regional implications
  • provide a venue to discuss issues and concerns impacting the region
  • host seminars, workshops, roundtables and conferences to share insights on regional needs, concerns, problems, issues and solutions
  • Help local and regional leaders develop strategies to deal with ongoing planning concerns and issue help local and regional leaders develop strategies to deal with ongoing planning concerns and issues
  • provide ongoing technical and applied research support to communities, local governments, councils of government, economic and community development corporations, housing groups, and others in the region engaged in sustainable community and regional development