The Center for Sustainable Development was founded in 2001 with a mission to lead the study and practice of sustainable development in Texas, the nation, and the world through complementary programs of research, education, and community outreach. The CSD is unique in its integration of diverse interests to develop creative, balanced, achievable solutions to the physical and social challenges facing the planning, construction, and preservation of buildings, neighborhoods, and regions.


We see the interconnected nature of the ‘sustainability challenge’ as central to our work; we attempt—through our projects, interdisciplinary teaching and ongoing working groups—to better understand the connections between environment, economic prosperity and social justice.

Position Available

The CSD is seeking TWO Graduate Research Assistants (GRA) for the 2017-18 academic year (Fall-Spring-Summer) to investigate what economically viable opportunities exist on UT lands for greenhouse gas sequestration and offsetting. Both positions are 20 hour/week positions beginning September 1, 2017. This project represents a partnership between the School of Architecture’s Community and Regional Planning (CRP) program and the Jackson School of Geoscience’s Earth and Energy Resources (EER) program. Each program will recruit a skilled and competent graduate student to form an interdisciplinary team responsible for the bulk of the research, with four faculty members from CRP and EER serving as advisors.

Applications are due to csd@austin.utexas.edu no later than August 30th. Full job announcement here.