Current Projects

The Center for Land Use and Sustainability supports science-based solutions to interdisciplinary sustainability challenges. Learn about our current and past research projects and our partnerships with local organizations and businesses.

Delaware River Basin (DRB) Project- Land Use Dynamics

This project aims to develop a land cover mapping, modeling, and monitoring system for the DRB in support of maintaining and restoring water resources, and to address the impact of future development and environmental change in the basin.
South Mountain Partnership- Regional Capacity Building Initiative
The CLUS participates in a capacity building program in the South Mountain Region, facilitated by the Chesapeake Bay Trust. The purposes of this initiative are to increase grassroots capacity and establish durable, powerful, and coordinated efforts to improve regions and communities.
Inventory of Historic Preservation Ordinances in Pennsylvania
With support from the Center for Rural PA, this project will create an inventory of municipal historic preservation ordinances in Pennsylvania along with the methods used by municipalities to protect historic resources.
Upper Delaware Partnership
The goal of this agreement is to complete and launch an effective and efficient spatial decisions support tool for project review within the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River corridor.
Kittatinny Ridge Research
Driven by student research and in collaboration with Audubon, the CLUS is exploring the Kittatinny Ridge with ArcGIS online.
Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification

Students and faculty at SU are supporting local communities as they strive to reach Sustainable PA Community Certification.

Loysville Village Municipal Authority

The CLUS will be conducting a survey to determine eligibility for PENNVEST support for sewer service residents of the Loysville Village Municipal Authority.

SoilHub Professional Development

Soil Hub and the CLUS are collaborating to bring in-person soil science training to practicing professionals in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland and beyond!

Past Projects
Learn more about past research, and student projects, including: Economic Impact Analyses at Letterkenny Army Depot, Delmarva Wetlands, and the I-81 Corridor Coalition.
The Center for Land Use and Sustainability has been involved in a variety of Student and Research Projects related to land use.