Virginia's Urban Sustainability and Equity Center empowers communities to achieve a long-term sustainable vision.

USEC serves as an inclusive community catalyst which studies the interaction between social, economic, and environmental urban systems, and subsequently pairs an integrative understanding of our cities with the operation of a collaborative resource network.



Build upon existing knowledge to form organizational partnerships for achieving sustainability.


Expand access to existing economic, social, and environmental resources and identify gaps in public services available to our communities.



Support research to address economic, social and environmental inequities affecting the places in which we live.