Programs and Initiatives

Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning

Through innovative research, engaged pedagogy and creative approaches to application, this initiative seeks to promote and advance models and practices of an expansive approach to leadership both on and off the Rice University campus.

Community Bridges

A year-long, experiential learning program for undergraduate students designed to help alleviate poverty and inequality in Greater Houston.

Houston Education Research Consortium

The Houston Education Research Consortium is a research partnership between Rice University and several Houston-area school districts to guide data-driven, equity-minded policy.

Houston Solutions Lab

What are the biggest problems facing Houston? What tools do we have to solve them? Rice University and the City of Houston have joined forces to create Houston Solutions Lab, building on other recent efforts to bring together research and policy to help answer those questions.

Kinder Houston Area Survey

For four decades, the Kinder Houston Area Survey has been tracking the changing attitudes and experiences of Houstonians.

The National Network of Education Research-Practice Partnerships

NNERPP aims to develop, support and connect partnerships between education agencies and research institutions in order to improve the relationships between research, policy and practice.

Urban and Metropolitan Governance

p>Many of the major issues confronting Houston and other cities can be viewed as questions of governance. As part of the Urban and Metropolitan Governance program, researchers examine how Houston runs and how it can run better.

Urban Development, Transportation and Placemaking

The Urban Development, Transportation and Placemaking program investigates issues associated with the growth and development in Houston on both a large and small scale.

Urban Disparity and Opportunity

Disparate income, opportunity and access to basic needs such as public transportation, health care, education and parks have long characterized urban life. With such persistent problems to address, the Urban Disparity and Opportunity team seeks to offer analysis to develop innovative and informed solutions.

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