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Center for Cultural Sustainability
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UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning
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People are what make a place truly sustainable.

Our Purpose

The CCS provides academic research and services to benefit communities, completes large-scale research projects, provides research and educational opportunities for graduate students, and convenes leaders in the field for dialogue on global practices concerning sustainable development and construction.

What we Do

  • analysis of cultural contexts and historic patterns of land use
  • heritage conservation in master planning and urban development projects
  • research on cultural assets, historic sites, and world heritage
  • documentation and condition assessment of cultural heritage sites and resources
  • consultation on heritage conservation practices or treatments
  • research on adaptive use of existing buildings as a “green” endeavor
  • assessment of building maintainability and durability
  • financial analysis of real estate investment and heritage tourism
  • analysis of new technologies applied to specific cultural contexts