A partnership among Keystone College, King's College, Luzerne County Community College, Marywood University, Misericordia University, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, The Commonwealth Medical College, University of Scranton, and Wilkes University.

Click on the links below to read our editorials.
Prior to November 2008 all editorials were published under our original name: Joint Urban Studies Center (JUSC).

Response to Brookings Sprawl Report
October 2009: Region is not a sprawl capital.

Severance Tax on Natural Gas Drilling
October 2008: PA Should Impose a Severance Tax on Natural Gas.

The Diverse Northeastern Pennsylvania
June 2007: Diversity on Every Level Makes a Region Stronger.
University Community Partnerships
June 2007: A political journal essay on the importance of collaboration.
The Impact of Arts, Culture, Recreation, And Venue as a Community Revitalization Tool
June 2005: Arts, culture, recreation, and venue benefit our communities in many ways.

Improving K-12 Education for Use as an Economic Development Tool
May 2005: Enhancing K-12 Education is a Win-Win for All.

Unite for a Better Northeastern PA
May 2005: Regionalism: An Economic Catalyst.

JUSC Advisory Board Speaks
May 2005: JUSC Advisory Board affirms the purpose of the Joint Urban Studies Center.

Local Government Fragmentation
May 2005: Local government collaboration needed in region.

Greater Pennsylvania Cleanup has Local Benefits
April 2005: The local success of clean up days has long term impact on communities.

Why Should We Invest in Ourselves?
April 2005: JUSC discusses the benefits of cities, counties, and chambers of commerce acting as developers of last resort to develop projects.