Kent State University's Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC) is an innovative, non-profit urban design practice committed to a sustainable, vibrant and inclusive urban future.
We combine client-based projects, applied research, graduate teaching and advocacy to impact urban design decisions and land use policy in Cleveland and throughout Northeast Ohio.
We work closely with clients, civic organizations, academic partners, students, and a multidisciplinary network of professionals to address emerging issues, locally and nationally, and expand the ideas, energy, and resources dedicated to making better cities.
CUDC works toward the improvement of the built environment through design assistance, research, education, and advocacy. In all its work, the CUDC strives to create livable, sustainable communities, enhance the public realm, protect natural and cultural resources, and stimulate economic prosperity.