In August of 2012, the College of Architecture and the Department of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning appointed Dr. John Cooper as an Associate Professor of Practice and Associate Director of both CHUD and HRRC. His appointment in all three units facilitates high impact educational experiences by engaging students and faculty in deepened commitment to:
- capacity building,
- community development, and
- disaster recovery
in minority and low-income communities across the state, creating opportunities for extended and substantive interactions.
CHUD's service and engagement strengthens and establishes relationships with:
- internal and external funders to garner support for research and program activities
- local governments
- community-based organizations
that could benefit from the knowledge generated through research and program activities; and collaborating with stakeholders to find the resources to translate knowledge into outcomes on the ground.
CHUD provides a solid foundation to link, coordinate, and integrate the efforts of multiple stakeholders, to create a single cohesive critical mass that pools, leverages, and shares resources within local, regional, state, national, and international public/private partnerships.
CHUD pursues initiatives, programs, and projects of common interest and benefit to all, especially those that enhance both the quality of life for people and the quality of the place in which they live.