Welcome to the CLUS!
We provide meaningful, hands-on learning experiences for our students through various interdisciplinary and collaborative research projects. Our vision is to become a nationally recognized interdisciplinary center that leverages the expertise of our affiliated scientists to promote sustainable land use, economic development, cultural and natural resource management, and communities at local, regional, and global scales.
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.
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.
Applied History and Archaeology
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.
Learn more about the CLUS, and how you can support our mission.