Center for Cities and Schools

The Center for Cities + Schools at UC Berkeley conducts high-quality, non-partisan policy research, engages youth in urban planning, and cultivates collaboration between city and school leaders to strengthen all communities.  CC+S works to advance policies and practices that create opportunity-rich places where young people can be successful in and out of school. 

CC+S was founded at UC Berkeley in 2004 to position high-quality education as essential to creating equitable, healthy and sustainable cities for all. CC+S is an interdisciplinary initiative between UC Berkeley's School of Education and the College of Environmental Design. We partner extensively with the Department of City and Regional Planning and are housed at the Institute of Urban and Regional Development (IURD)

The vision for CC+S was born out of more than twenty years of work related specifically to schools and public housing in the San Francisco Bay Area and across the country.

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Deborah McKoy (Executive Director)
Jeff Vincent (Deputy Director)
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Center for Cities and Schools
Institute of Urban and Regional Development
University of California
316 Wurster Hall #1870
Berkeley, CA 94720-1870

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