The IUR is dedicated to advancing the University's research capacity and identifying applications for that work in the larger St. Louis region so that ideas and scholarship can be transformed into solutions that meet business, government and community needs and, ultimately, the needs of the entire region.
St. Louis Currents: The Bi-State Region after a Century of Planning, edited by Mark Abbott and Andrew J. Theising (Reedy Press, 2009)
The East St. Louis Sesquicentennial Series-three volumes of work, focusing on East St. Louis' sesquicentennial in 2011
2010 St Louis Regional Neighborhoods Conference
St. Louis Currents, the must-have resource on the region, was the source of discussion at the 2010 St. Louis Regional Neighborhoods Conference. The IUR co-sponsored the Conference in May 2010. Conference attendees heard from Leonard Pitts, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist from the Miami Herald. Pitts was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2004 for his commentary surrounding Hurricane Katrina.
The conference highlighted St. Louis Currents and featured many of the book's contributing authors. Workshop topics included: Housing & Community Development, Crime Prevention & Safety, Organizational Effectiveness, Healthy Communities and Youth Issues. Several of the authors of St. Louis Currents lent their expertise to the sessions and signed complimentary copies of the DVD which were be provided to the first 25 attendees at each of the Currents workshops.
The Neighborhoods Conference was held as Harris Stowe State University and co-sponsored by HSSU and SLACO.