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  About CUERE  
The Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education at UMBC was created with initial support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

CUERE's mission is to advance the understanding of the environmental, social and economic consequences of the transformation of the urban landscape through research, conferences and symposia, support of university teaching programs and assistance to K-12 education.  CUERE fosters interdisciplinary approaches to environmental science, engineering and public policy.

The CUERE research team includes environmental engineers, scientists, and policy analysts.  The center's research agenda focuses on relationships among natural and socioeconomic processes that occur in urban environments and their impact on public policy.  The center is equipped with meeting facilities; integrated analytical, educational and research laboratories; and state-of-the-art computer and geographic information systems.

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Message from the Director
I arrived in October 2003 from Drexel University to take over as CUERE Director. I am thrilled to have been selected for the position and to have as colleagues such a talented group of people at UMBC. One of the principal attractions to me to the position was the collaborative opportunity available with the Baltimore Ecosystem Study, whose field offices are collocated with CUERE in the TRC. Onsite U.S. Forest Service senior personnel who manage the field work for the BES also direct a number of other urban environmental projects related to CUERE's mission. In addition, close working relations with federal, state, and local entities such as the USGS MD-DC-DE office, EPA MAIA, MDE, the Baltimore County Dept. of Environmental Protection and Management, and the City of Baltimore provide complementary resources to the academic programs and a unique connection for students to work on current environmental problems of practical regional significance. I am excited to have the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a new enterprise, as well to participate in the new academic programs on campus. Please check back frequently to see what is happening at CUERE. We welcome any and all partners as we take off on our mission to build the center to one of national and international prominence. - Claire Welty

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Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education

UMBC,  Technology Research Center 102

1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, Maryland 21250

Phone:410-455-1763  Fax: 410-455-1769  Email: