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Center for Sustainable Development & Resilience

The Center for Sustainable Development & Resilience of the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences of the University of the District of Columbia provides relevant and innovative applied research and education to students, District residents, and the world in the areas of sustainable infrastructure, sustainable spaces, urban economics and entrepreneurship, and behavioral and social change.

Center for Urban Agriculture & Gardening Education

The Center for Urban Agriculture and Gardening Education of the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences of the University of the District of Columbia seeks to expand academic and public knowledge of sustainable farming techniques that improve food and water security, health and wellness by providing research and education on urban and peri-urban agroecology and gardening techniques to residents and organizations in Washington, DC, and beyond.

Center for Nutrition, Diet & Health

The Center for Nutrition, Diet and Health of the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences of the University of the District of Columbia offers high quality research-based community outreach programs that combat systemic urban nutrition and health issues and engage citizens in collaborative efforts to improve community health, obesity prevention, the quality of life and economic opportunity for people and communities in the District of Columbia, the nation, and the world.

Center for Architectural Research & Building Science

The Center for Architectural Research & Building Science (CARBS) was founded in 1987 through an intercity collaboration between the District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Homestead Preservation Program and the University of the District of Columbia.  The collaboration between CARBS and DHCD was, and still is, to provide comprehensive architectural services to allow for the reclamation of the city’s vacant, boarded and run down housing, in order to rehabilitate the properties so that they might be offered to low- and middle- income residents of the District of Columbia, thus giving these residents the opportunity of becoming homeowners.

Center for 4-H & Youth Development

The Center for 4-H and Youth Development of the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences of the University of the District of Columbia seeks to engage youth in experimental opportunities with caring adults that allow them to acquire knowledge, develop life skills, and form attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, stewards of positive change in their communities and the world.