B101 Highlander Hall
Riverside, CA. 92521
Fax: (951) 827-2619
The Center is dedicated to studying and creating solutions for social, environmental, political, educational and economic issues related to sustainable living.
The Center provides research and analysis with a policy focus on the wide range of issues the suburbs confront. The burgeoning suburbs must be sustainable, not only in making sensible use of resources such as energy and water, but because they continue to meet human needs for housing, jobs, shopping and recreational activities.
But sustainability is not a code word for stopping growth. Whether in the Center’s neighboring communities, or on the fringes of cities around the world, it is clear that suburban development will take place. The challenge is to plan and direct that development so that the communities created are livable now and sustainable for the future.
Of necessity, the Center’s research is multidisciplinary – from the interaction with species and the planning of communities to meet all human needs, to questions of how to govern and finance communities and their futures.
The Center’s research agenda encompasses five distinct but often overlapping areas: