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Consultation and Technical Assistance

The Center for Urban Studies (CUS) at Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs provides governments and nonprofit organizations with consultation and technical assistance on policy and administrative matters

Recent consultation and technical assistance:

  • Assesments of the Wichita Police Department, Mid-America All-Indian Center and Exploration Place
  • Environment scan for the Wichita City Manager's Office
  • Cultural arts plan update for the City of Wichita and Sedgwick County
  • Strategic plan for the Wichita Fire Department
  • Support to the selection committee for the City of Wichita City Manager search process 

CUS also provides facilitation of focus groups, retreats and community meetings for local governing body members, nonprofit organizations and other community groups.

Recent facilitation sessions:

  • Senior Task Force and Needs Identification for the City of Bel Aire
  • Survey and strategic planning retreat for City Clerks and Municipal Finance Officers Association of Kansas 
  • Strategic planning retreat for Regional Economic Area Partnership (REAP) Water Resources
  • Strategic planning process for Wichita Breakthrough, Inc.

Research Centers

Center for Urban Studies
The Center for Urban Studies provides applied research and community service for elected officials, state and local public managers, community organizations and professional associations throughout Kansas. 

Environmental Finance Center
The Environmental Finance Center promotes the development of financially and environmentally sustainable communities through facilitating the sharing of tools, technology and resources offered by a network of collaborators.

Kansas Public Finance Center
The center focuses on developing and implementing public strategies that promote economic vitality in Kansas and advancing the study and practice of public finance.


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Misty Bruckner, Director, Center for Urban Studies
Wichita State University Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs
(316) 978-6527




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