Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC)

Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, part of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Kent State University 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 CUDC 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 CUDC encourages ecological integrity, the protection of cultural resources, sustainable economic prosperity and the creation of well-designed, livable communities.

Services Provided

  • 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


Terry Schwarz, Director

Kent State University
Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative
1309 Euclid Ave., Suite 200
Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: 216-357-3434 or 3426
Fax: 216-357-3430

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