About the Centre 

View of city from aboveEstablished in 1966, the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS) is a leading international centre for research, teaching and consultancy in spatial and social planning studies, an academic and policy discipline that encompasses agendas around urban regeneration, economic development, communities and the governance of public policy.

CURS functions as a cross-University research centre, combining the work of staff in The School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences and Birmingham Business School