#ShipGives 2021

Making a donation during #ShipGives directly supports CLUS student fellows as they engage with community partners to address sustainability challenges. Funds also support student professional development through participation in local, regional, and national meetings to showcase their work, develop communication and presentation skills, and interact with other professionals.

Climate Action Planning Series

Communities in the Cumberland Valley and southcentral Pennsylvania are taking action against climate change. Learn more about climate action happening in our region and how you can take action though the three-part Climate Action Planning Series.

Our Story

Shippensburg University established the Center for Land Use in 2003 to provide education, promote sound land planning, and enhance the quality of life in the five county service region of Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, and Perry Counties in Pennsylvania.

In 2015, the Center was revitalized as the Center for Land Use and Sustainability, with a more inclusive focus on environmental, economic, and social issues. The CLUS strives to foster healthy, vibrant, and sustainable communities through applied research, experiential learning opportunities, and interdisciplinary, cross-sector partnerships. Learn more about our history and projects to better understand our role in the community.

Affiliate Scholars

Collaborations

Student Fellows

Our Goals

Our vision is to be a leader in transforming scientific research into social innovations that promote a thriving economy while preserving resources and reducing the impacts of climate change. As outlined in our Strategic Plan, we will focus on the following goals from 2020-2025:

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Support the growth of healthy, vibrant, sustainable communities throughout Pennsylvania and beyond

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Foster experiences and facilitate development of diverse skills and knowledge that prepare students to pursue meaningful career pathways

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Connect affiliate scholars to the community through research and partnerships that advance interdisciplinary, sustainable solutions

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Elevate Shippensburg University’s regional leadership role in sustainability and technology

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Build the Center’s organizational resilience and financial sustainability

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.

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Applied History and Archaeology

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Community Sustainability

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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

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Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GLONASS)

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Land Use Planning, Economics, and Transportation

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Physical and Environmental Sciences

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Sustainable Business Practices

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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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