The University of Utah
College of Architecture + Planning

The Metropolitan Research Center

Our VISION is to be a leading Center for the production and dissemination of data driven research in the interdisciplinary field of planning

The MISSION of the Center is to conduct pioneering research on the built environment that will guide the development of cities and regions in Utah and throughout the United States

Our CORE VALUES include:

  1. Produce new academic research and knowledge in the planning disciplines of transportation, community health, quality of life, and the physical environment
  2. Engage in ongoing applied research aimed at supporting local government, community based organizations, metropolitan planning organizations, and other planning oriented groups
  3. Build lasting relationships and collaborate with faculty, centers, and community partners across campus and throughout the State of Utah
  4. Provide mentorship and funded research opportunities for graduate students in the College of Architecture + Planning at the University of Utah
  5. Maintain the highest professional and ethical standards in conducting research