The Center for Neighborhood Engaged Research & Science (Corners) is housed at Northwestern University’s Institute for Policy Research. We develop transformative research projects with community and civic partners aimed at improving health and safety for more equitable neighborhoods.
Corners is more than an acronym. It is the intersection of forces, an urban place where the confluence of a city system and the built environment create social geometries; unique angles and intersections where friends and unknowns come together.
Corners are places of recognition where we can meet; Corners are remnants of old stories told over centuries by those who lived, worked, and played in those spaces. Corners can be places of opportunities and openings, where one can look at social reality, data, and ways to solve problems from different perspectives.
We collaborate with our community and civic partners throughout the research process – from design and data collection to analysis and dissemination – to maximize impact.
We study, analyze, and illuminate the complex network of people, institutions, and organizations that make up the “connective tissue” of communities and – by extension – our cities.
At Corners, the Following Pillars Guide Our Work
The Institute for Policy Research
Corners is housed on Northwestern University’s Evanston campus at the Institute for Policy Research (IPR), an interdisciplinary public policy research institute founded in 1968. IPR’s mission is to stimulate and support excellent social science research on significant public policy issues and to disseminate the findings widely—to students, scholars, policymakers, and the public. Learn more about IPR’s current news and upcoming events at www.ipr.northwestern.edu.