About Us

Our Mission

The Center for Community Innovation’s (CCI) mission is to nurture effective solutions that expand economic opportunity, diversify housing options, and strengthen connection to place. CCI works toward more equitable, resilient futures for communities. We conduct community-engaged research to understand the problems and identify solutions around pressing housing, land use, and urban sustainability issues. The Center houses our three major projects: The Urban Displacement Project, Planning Sustainable Regions, and Planning for Jobs.

Past Projects

Though CCI is now organized around its three associated projects -- Urban Displacement, Planning Sustainable Regions, and Planning for Jobs -- in the past, CCI has organized its work around five subject areas: Developing with diversity, revitalizing neighborhoods, designing and programming for the public realm, developing economic resilience, and  producing and preserving affordable housing.

For a complete list of publications, please see the Publications section.