Welcome to the CLUS!
The mission of the Center for Land Use and Sustainability is to support science-based solutions to interdisciplinary sustainability challenges. We leverage the expertise of our affiliated scientists here at Shippensburg University to conduct research and complete projects in the community.Learn MoreWe apologize for the recent technical difficulties with our online survey for the Cumberland County Planning Commission. The survey should now be working properly and we will be collecting responses online until April 30th. Paper copies of this survey can be obtained by contacting the Cumberland County Planning Commission at 717-240-5362.
Shippensburg University established the Center for Land Use in January 2003 to provide “conferences, workshops, technical assistance, research, and community education programs to promote sound land planning and to enhance the quality of life in the five county service region of Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, and Perry Counties.” In Summer 2015, the Center was relaunched as the Center for Land Use and Sustainability (CLUS) to promote interdisciplinary research and collaboration. Learn more about our history.
The mission of the CLUS is to support science-based solutions to interdisciplinary sustainability challenges.
Promote Interdisciplinary Research
To promote applied interdisciplinary research on issues related to land use and sustainability.
Support Sustainable Solutions
To support affordable, sustainable solutions in our local, regional, and global communities.
Provide Professional Development
To create professional development opportunities for faculty and staff, and high-impact learning experiences for students.
Geographic Information Systems
Global Navigation Satellite Systems
Physical and Environmental Sciences
Land Use Planning, Economics, and Transportation
Applied History and Archaeology
Sustainable Business Practices
Grant Writing and Project Management
Our Partners and Supporters
The CLUS builds partnerships with organizations, businesses, and individuals through student internships, research projects, and events.
Learn more about the CLUS, and how you can support our mission.