Engagement Scholarship for Sustainability—Hamer Center for Community Design
Lisa D. Iulo
Director, Hamer Center for Community Design
Associate Professor of Architecture
The Hamer Center for Community Design (HCCD) is an endowed center that seeks to utilize the expertise of faculty and students in the Stuckeman School to address a range of issues impacting the quality of communities, with a focus on issues with relevance to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. HCCD activities entail two distinct, but related types of undertakings: 1) applied research; and 2) theoretical investigations on issues related to community design/planning. The work addresses public issues such as, but not limited to, community-based design/planning, affordable housing, development of design guidelines, sustainability, park and recreation planning, environmental and ecological analysis. Engagement with community partners informs the research questions and projects undertaken. This presentation discusses the theories, processes, and partners that are central to HCCD’s sustainability efforts.