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The Department of Geosciences introduces a research initiative to confront one of the most pressing challenges of the 21st century: fostering healthy and sustainable cities that are home to thriving and resourceful communities.

Mission Statement
CSAW’s mission is to bring together scholars and community partners to address the multifaceted relationship between urban communities and their environment by advancing an integrated physical- and social-scientific approach profoundly shaped and informed by the values, visions, and knowledges of our partner communities.