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Links to University Urban Sustainability Research Centers

The first phase of CSC research project, “Towards Evidence-Based Sustainable Communities” , sponsored by the Urban Institute, included an inventory and survey to University-based Urban Sustainability Research Centers. As part of this project, we are providing links and contact information for the Centers identified:

Research Center University Website
Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems Georgia Institute of Technology http://www.sustainable.gatech.edu/
Center for a Sustainable California University of California, Berkeley http://sustainablecalifornia.berkeley.edu
Center for a Sustainable Future Cornell University http://www.sustainablefuture.cornell.edu/index.php
Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development Georgia Institute of Technology http://www.cqgrd.gatech.edu/
Center for Resilience Ohio State University http://resilience.osu.edu/CFR-site/index.htm
Center for Sustainable Building Research University of Minnesota http://www.csbr.umn.edu/
Center for Sustainable Development University of Texas at Austin http://soa.utexas.edu/csd/index/
Center for Sustainable Systems University of Michigan http://css.snre.umich.edu/
Center for Sustainable Urban Development Columbia University http://csud.ei.columbia.edu/
Center for Urban Research City University of New York Graduate Center http://www.urbanresearch.org/
CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities City University of New York http://www.cunysustainablecities.org/
Global Institute of Sustainability Arizona State University http://sustainability.asu.edu/
Initiative for Sustainability and Energy Northwestern University http://www.isen.northwestern.edu/
Institute for Energy and the Environment The Ohio State University http://iee.osu.edu/
Institute for Sustainability Planning and Governance The College of New Jersey http://www.tcnj.edu/~mluc/index.php
(website for the Municipal Land Use Center, the parent center)
Institute of Transportation Studies University of California, Irvine, (There are also affiliated ITS centers at Berkeley, Davis and Los Angeles) http://www.its.uci.edu/
http://www.its.ucdavis.edu/index.php
http://its.berkeley.edu/
http://www.its.ucla.edu/
Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation University of Pittsburgh http://www.mascarocenter.pitt.edu/
Metropolitan Design Center University of Minnesota http://www.designcenter.umn.edu/
National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education University of Maryland http://www.smartgrowth.umd.edu/
Northwest Center for Livable Communities University of Washington - Seattle http://depts.washington.edu/nwclc/
Northwestern Institute of Sustainable Practices Northwestern University http://www.sustainability.northwestern.edu/
Rutgers Center for Green Building Rutgers University http://rcgb.rutgers.edu/
Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (“SAGE”) University of Wisconsin - Madison http://www.sage.wisc.edu/
Sustainable Cities Initiative University of Oregon http://sci.uoregon.edu/
Sustainable Transportation Center University of California, Davis http://stc.ucdavis.edu/
Sustainable Transportation Systems Program Iowa State University http://www.ctre.iastate.edu/stsp/index.cfm
The Center for Sustainable Suburban Development University of California, Riverside http://cssd.ucr.edu/
The Earth Institute Columbia University http://www.earth.columbia.edu/
The Institute for Energy Efficiency University of California, Santa Barbara http://iee.ucsb.edu/greenscale
The Sustainable Communities Initiative of the Metropolitan Institute Virginia Tech http://www.mi.vt.edu/initiatives/sustain-init-index.html
Transportation Research Center University of Vermont http://www.uvm.edu/~transctr/
Tyson Research Center Washington University in Saint Louis http://www.tyson.wustl.edu/
Urban Ecology Research Laboratory University of Washington - Seattle http://www.urbaneco.washington.edu/

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