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ABOUT the CDRC
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We research wicked problems

The Community Design Research Center at the University of Virginia is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of design and planning—using trans-disciplinary research to address the wicked problems facing the 21st century.

Finding Solutions
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 &  [re]shape communities.

Our research focuses on one central theme: the [re] shaping of communities to be healthy, resilient, and generative. The Center supports this theme at multiple scales, in various contexts.

Applying Solutions

 

The PEOPLE of CDRC

 

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Staff

Suzanne Morse Moomaw is an Associate Professor in Urban & Environmental Planning. She specializes in community and economic development at the neighborhood, community, and regional levels and has led a distinguished career in the philanthropic realm and academia.   More

Affiliated Faculty & Students

Harriett Jameson is a lecturer & Program Director of the CDRC. A recent graduate, she was bestowed numerous university and national awards for her scholarship, including the 2014 Finalist for the National Olmsted Scholarship, 2014 American Society of Landscape Architects Student Honor Award for her thesis.  More

Affiliated Faculty Advisory Board Community Partners

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Support faculty & student research. These projects connect the experimental research methods of academia with real design solutions that help build or rebuild healthy, resilient communities.

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