About Us
The Center for Land Use and Sustainability has grown to become a key resource for collaborative research throughout central Pennsylvania and the northeast region. Leveraging a team of interdisciplinary scientists, the CLUS aims to promote sustainable land use, economic development, cultural and natural resource management, and multi-scale community support. As an academic institution, the CLUS is also able to provide valuable professional opportunities for student work and research. Learn more about our history, mission, and our areas of expertise. Please consider supporting our mission.
What We Do

We foster healthy, vibrant, and sustainable communities through applied research, experiential learning opportunities, and interdisciplinary, cross-sector partnerships. 

Our Affiliate Scholars and Student Fellows conduct research and complete projects in the community. Learn more about opportunities for faculty, students, and community organizations and businesses to get involved. Click here to see a selection of our partnerships with local organizations and businesses.

Project Footprint

This student created interactive map illustrates the spatial distribution of recent CLUS projects and interdisciplinary collaborative work: https://arcg.is/1Lna51.