Public Service + Outreach
The Center for Community Design & Preservation (CCDP) serves as the Public Service and Outreach office for the College of Environment & Design. We provide opportunities for our faculty and students to engage in real-world projects and put their academic pursuits into practice.
“Charrette” describes a rapid, intensive, and creative work session in which a design team focuses on a particular design problem and arrives at a collaborative solution. The Center for Community Design & Preservation conducts multiple community design charrettes a year through an innovative service-learning course.
FindIt! is a state-wide, co-sponsored, cultural resource survey program created to help preserve and document historic resources throughout the state in order to facilitate their protection and serve as the first step in the preservation planning process.
The Material Reuse Program salvages materials from construction and demolition projects and reclaims them for community-based landscape projects that in turn expose undergraduate design students to the benefits of reusing ‘waste’ materials in landscape construction through hands-on application.
CED faculty are involved in a wide variety of Outreach activities as part of their classes, studios and research. Click the link above to learn how they are engaging their students in efforts that benefit a variety of community partners.
CED’s CCDP has been a campus leader in developing and testing global service-learning programs concentrating on issues of sustainability, low impact tourism, erosion control, outdoor recreation and civic leadership.
CED students are presented with a wide variety of volunteer opportunities on and off campus through the Center for Community Design and Preservation as well as through other organizations with which CED has built a relationship.