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Who We Are

We seek to become a premier, university-wide research center that will function as a hub of activity, networking, and support for scholarship and outreach dealing with racism, equity, and other urban-related subjects at the University of Connecticut.

What began as the Sustainable Global Cities Initiative at UConn Hartford is now Research on Resilient Cities, Racism, and Equity (RRCRE)!

Research involving the city is inherently diverse and interdisciplinary. Now, with its new name and mission, RRCRE adds a renewed focus on issues of racism and equity that are so often linked with urban studies. RRCRE embraces a broad and inclusive definition of urban topics and aims to bring scholars and researchers together to tackle salient challenges facing today’s cities.

As one of the few research centers with a university-wide focus that is headquartered at a Regional Campus, RRCRE is proud to be a part of UConn Hartford and its mission to make University people and resources more accessible to the surrounding community.  In addition to scholarly research on city-related topics around the world, RRCRE encompasses a special focus on outreach involving the people and city of Hartford, Connecticut where it is proudly located.

Check back soon for more RRCRE news and updates!

Focused on collaboration: RRCRE's academic scope spans
several closely-related and often overlapping research themes.


A partial list of RRCRE projects and initiatives. Click the project icons for more information!

Recent News

UConn Today: Grant Will Help Break Down Barriers in Access to Technology in Hartford

A collaborative effort between the Research on Resilient Cites, Racism, and Equity (RRCRE) initiative at UConn Hartford and the Computer Science and Engineering Department in the UConn School of Engineering has resulted in the institution receiving a $2.86 million federal grant that will help provide technology, internet access, and skill training to traditionally underserved students in the Hartford area.

UConn Today: Closer Collaboration and Community Outreach for Urban Sustainability, Together at Hartford Campus

The Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA), based at UConn Avery Point, will now be partly housed within RRCRE at UConn Hartford, as the institute takes on a growing number of projects focusing on sustainability and resilience in urban centers.