Urban Design Center (UDC)
The School of Architecture and Environmental Design's Urban Design Center is committed to developing information about the physical environment and its design; assisting neighborhoods and communities to become more livable places; informing policy makers and the public about the role of design in revitalizing old communities; and building new communities. The UDC is part of a consortium of the four state universities in Northeast Ohio and works in partnership with educational, professional and volunteer organizations that share similar missions. The UDC encourages ecological integrity, the protection of cultural resources, sustainable economic prosperity and the creation of well-designed, livable communities.
Neighborhood and community analysis, visioning, planning, and design; regional, urban form, central business district, and preservation studies; improving the quality of the natural and built environment through design, research, education, and advocacy.
Christopher Diehl, Director
Urban Design Center of Northeast Ohio School of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kent State University
PO Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242-0001
Web Site: http://www.cudc.kent.edu