Center for Sustainable Community Development

Urban Setting

Center for Sustainable Community Development (CSCD)

Mission: Helping communities achieve their environmental, social and economic sustainable development goals


  1. Outreach:  University expertise working side by side with community partners to help them achieve their sustainability goals
  2. Teaching:  Bringing community project work into classroom, or better yet, bringing classroom into communities
  3. Research:  Developing and testing new approaches for implementing community sustainability

Project Partners:

  1. University Partners – all the faculty, researchers and staff currently working on CSCD projects
  2. Community Partners – all the community leaders we are working closely with on the various projects
  3. Student Partners – all the grad/undergrad UMD students working on projects, also high school students or other college students from the communities we work with