About

Founded in 2005, the Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CSUD) is one of eight global Centers of Excellence (CoE) in Future Urban Transport established by the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF).  CSUD seeks to understand the complexity of interactions between land use and transport through research and education, including student and professional training programs, in addition to working with relevant actors in the government and civil society groups.  CSUD’s first project site was located in the Nairobi Metropolitan Region, Kenya, but has since expanded to Haiti’s South Department to focus on more regional planning issues. The complexities of urban and regional development are many and, as cities grow, transportation systems that are socially equitable and environmentally sustainable are key to their success.