Mission & Functions


urbanCORE is the hub of UNC Charlotte’s engaged scholarship ecosystem. (CORE is an acronym for Community-Oriented Research and Engagement.)

Our unit mobilizes, assesses and advances efforts that connect the University’s interdisciplinary, urban research resources to community assets in order to “co-produce transformative solutions to societal issues and challenges.”*

*The quotation is from Focus Area C of UNC Charlotte’s 2021-2031 Strategic Plan, “Shaping What’s Next” (p. 23).