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Community and Regional Planning Center

Urban and Regional Transformation Cohort

CRPC staff coordinates the events and activities of the Urban and Regional Transformation cohort at Fresno State.


The Urban and Regional Transformation (URT) cohort at Fresno State is a diverse group of faculty members who work as a team to develop research and strategies that support urban and regional transformation in the San Joaquin Valley. Cohort members represent the following colleges and departments:

listing of colleges and department
Colleges Departments
  • College of Health and Human Services
  • College of Mathematics
  • College of Social Sciences
  • Craig School of Business
  • Jordan College of Ag Sciences and Technology
  • Lyles College of Engineering
  • Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Ag Business
  • Chemistry
  • Civil and Geomatics Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Economics
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Gazarian Real Estate Center
  • Geography
  • Information Systems
  • Psychology
  • Recreation Administration
  • Sociology


The mission of the URT cohort is to integrate and utilize the expertise of faculty members to improve understanding of and provide innovative responses to urban and regional issues in the San Joaquin Valley. The cohort pursues its mission by (1) conducting interdisciplinary research that produces knowledge which contributes to meeting urban and regional challenges in the Valley and beyond; (2) collaborating with and providing service to local communities; and (3) training students in relevant fields with the ability to serve the transformation of the Valley.

For more information, please visit the URT cohort website at