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MPC's mission is to create knowledge and propose solutions to our 21st century metropolitan and urban challenges.
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About the Metropolitan Policy Center


America is at a critical moment in our nation’s history and democracy. We at the Metropolitan Policy Center stand for evidence-based policies that lead to a more equitable society. We unequivocally support the protests for racial justice.

MPC is a resource for understanding social unrest. We have a cluster of scholars who have been engaged with scholarship examining and addressing the undercurrents of unrest. Please reach out to us for assistance on this critical topic.

Understanding urban policy and unrest course syllabus.

2020-2021 Academic Year Events

Thursday, September 3, 2020
A Right To The City Author Talk: Lauren Pearlman
Virtual Program, 5:30pm - 6:45pm

Thursday, October 1, 2020
A Right To The City Author Talk: Brandi T. Summers
Virtual Program, 5:30pm - 6:45pm

Thursday, November 5, 2020
A Right To The City Author Talk: Andrea S. Boyles
Virtual Program, 5:30pm - 6:45pm

Annual Spring Lecture
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What Do Citizens Think About Government and Nonprofit Services?

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New Report Reveals Influence of Race in D.C.-Area Residents' Lives

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