The Shi Institute’s Center for Applied Sustainability Research, formerly known as Collaborative for Community-Engaged Learning (CEL), partners with government agencies, nonprofits, and community members to deeply understand and address community challenges and provide formative experiences for students through research opportunities. The Center provides opportunities for students, faculty, and community partners to learn from one another and leverage community assets and expertise to develop creative solutions to promote healthier and more equitable communities. The Center’s mission of solving social and ecological issues is carried out through the work of Community Engaged Research and Sustainability Consulting.
Community Based Research
The Shi Institute provides spatially-oriented data research and analysis for local community partners via mutually beneficial partnerships. Topics of past projects include public transportation, gentrification, and affordable housing.
The Shi Institute provides a variety of consulting, professional, and educational services.