Established in 2003, the ICSD conducts and disseminates research and reports on issues of suburban growth and its impact on social, environmental, and transport systems. At our center, we focus on our region's interconnections between social well-being, the economy, and environmental sustainability.

By providing high quality independent research and analysis, the ICSD has a great opportunity to help inform leaders in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties on a range of policy challenges. Our goal is to create tools that can inspire the development of sustainable actions that can improve the quality of life for decades to come.
Rick Bishop
External Director
The ICSD will function as a great platform to integrate research, teaching, service, and community outreach activities to contribute to the sustainable and equitable economic development in the IE region.
Qingfang Wang
Ph.D. Internal Director
Our partners in Research and Service: