UConn’s Community Research & Design Collaborative (CRDC) is the umbrella organization for the outreach work of the landscape architecture faculty. Our mission is to be a regional leader in sustainable planning and design. We help our client’s plan and design affordable, equitable, and ecologically healthy environments. Our institutional mission is accomplished by providing our client’s with objective, multi-disciplinary, state-of-the-art planning and design expertise. We promote and encourage academic-based collaborative research with an emphasis on “real world” projects as they apply to sustainable development.