The Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CSUD)
The mission of the Center for Sustainable Development (CSUD) is to engage in and foster education and research for the advancement of physically and socially sustainable cities. CSUD is one of seven Centers of Excellence established by the Volvo Research and Educational Foundation and is also supported by the Rockefeller Foundation. CSUD concentrates on urban development in low- and middle-income countries and in its home community of metropolitan New York. It engages in interdisciplinary analyses of the linkages between urban transport and land use to economic development, demographic shifts, population health and climate change.