The mission of the Center for Land Use and Sustainability is fostering healthy, vibrant, and sustainable communities through applied research, experiential learning opportunities, and interdisciplinary, cross-sector partnerships. 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. Support our mission.
Our guiding values:
Fostering Sustainability, Justice, and Equity
Our view of sustainability is holistic, encompassing environmental, social, and economic perspectives. We strongly support informed decision-making processes that consider social determinants of health and creative placemaking to support healthy growth of our communities while preserving resources and opportunities for future generations.
Through applied research with faculty and community partners, students build professional networks and skills that prepare them for the workforce or further studies, while addressing sustainability challenges.
All work affiliated with the CLUS should represent excellent scholarship, meet or exceed current professional standards, and adhere to the highest ethical practices.
Today’s social, economic, and environmental challenges require an interdisciplinary approach. Successful collaborations are built on respect, consensus building, diversity, open-minds, and willingness to learn from each other- the CLUS strives to embrace these practices.