As part of Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs on the IUPUI campus, the Center for Urban Policy and the Environment serves Indiana by making IU resources availabale to governments and communities throughout the state. The faculty and staff of the center use their knowledge and expertise to pursue practical, cutting-edge research, evaluate current trends in the public sector, and develop innovative approaches that influence public policy. Much of the center's work is done in urban settings; the view above is of downtown Indianapolis.