Urban Objects Feature:

When Tolling Takes a Toll


The URC Research Center is dedicated to bridging the gap between the academy and urban activism.


The URC produces, finds, and shares, quality content written on a range of urban topics. Our pieces range from more academic articles, to newspaper features, to short blog posts.


Our Academic Stuff

Longer reads on more complex issues surrounding Norfolk, urbanism, and everything in between.


Our Quick Reads

Shorter more digestible reads, including our Urban Objects Series: bite-sized breakdowns of the hidden histories behind everyday objects.


Our Blog

URC News and Our top reads from around the web.


Season Opener:

What Can’t We Get Right? Norfolk Is Set To Repeat Mistakes Of The Past.