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.


Graduate Research Assistant Position Available

The CSD is seeking one Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) for the 2016-17 academic year, to fill the Grants Coordinator GRA position.  This 20 hour/week position will begin in the fall on September 1, 2016. The selected candidate must be available in mid-August for one week of training, and commit to working in both the Fall and Spring. Application details provided here.