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Ongoing projects

The Center for Urban and Regional Analysis engages in long-term, collaborative projects aimed at the understanding and analysis of regional and local economies. Our goal is to provide policymakers and stakeholders with the needed resources to adopt informed decisions. For more information on these projects, or to retain CURA for additional services, please contact

Metro View

Metro View is a unique, regional information and analysis system. Its purpose is to provide citizens, political decision makers, businesses and investors with a holistic, yet highly detailed picture of how the region — the 17-jurisdiction Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area — really works. 

RVA Eviction Lab

The RVA Eviction Lab, housed at VCU within in the Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, focuses on meeting eviction data and research needs and supporting the work of local government, community-based organizations, elected officials, and other advocates. The RVA Eviction Lab takes the necessary deeper dives into the qualitative and quantitative aspects of evictions. Because this problem and the associated research questions will continue to shift both regionally and locally, we make data public, reliable, and responsive to the needs of the community, region, and the state.