CLUS launches climate change series!

Learn the basics about climate change, expected impacts in our region, and practical solutions. Watch the recordings from our Fall 2019 events and stay tuned for information about our future talks!

Our Story

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, Fulton, 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.

Affiliate Scientists


Student Fellows

Our Goals

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.

Our Expertise

The Center for Land Use and Sustainability at Shippensburg University can offer consulting expertise in a variety of areas. Please contact us for more information.


Applied History and Archaeology


Community Sustainability


Geographic Information Systems (GIS)


Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GLONASS)


Land Use Planning, Economics, and Transportation


Physical and Environmental Sciences


Sustainable Business Practices


Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones)

Our Partners and Supporters

The CLUS builds partnerships with organizations, businesses, and individuals through student internships, research projects, and events.

Contact Us

Learn more about the CLUS, and how you can support our mission.

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