In most areas of the United States and other developed countries, the primary policy actors — local governments, civic institutions, private interests, and citizens and citizen groups — need to work across boundaries, with each other and with state and national entities, to deal with a vast array of complex social, environmental, and economic problems that can only be addressed at the local level.

The skills and strategies necessary to operate across these boundaries are still in their infancy. At the Center for Metropolitan Studies, we are committed to hastening their development.

Join us for the CMS Open House to see ways you can get involved in this exciting and impactful research.