Focus Areas

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Capacity Building

The CUCD has a commitment to learn from and transfer knowledge and expertise to others to help the individuals of the communities in which we work, learn and retain necessary skills to promote principled urban development and sustainable design strategies.
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Community Engagement

he CUCD believes that effective communication among citizens, experts, and politicians lies at the foundation of a strong democracy and of any integrative participatory process that supports the creation of livable and enduring settlements. 
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Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation offers environmental, economic, cultural, and social benefits and is an important component of sustainable development

Research

The CUCD engages in research that is related to our four core focus areas which include, capacity building, community engagement, historic preservation and sustainable and resilient design. 

Sustainable and Resilient Design

The CUCD believes that effective communication among citizens, experts, and politicians lies at the foundation of a strong democracy and of any integrative participatory process that supports the creation of livable and enduring settlements.