Why, how, and to what extent do programs/policies work? How do place and institutional structure contribute? What intended outcomes are realized, and what unintended outcomes have resulted? How do we measure program performance? I believe posing these questions is important to using resources efficiently and effectively in building a strong society. At Urban, I can draw on the interdisciplinary, multi-method expertise of my colleagues to collaboratively design strong research and evaluations that answer these questions, to inform decisionmaking within nonprofit organizations and across levels of government.