The Inland Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD) is a research center in the School of Public Policy at the University of California, Riverside. The center has sixteen years of experience analyzing and promoting sustainability efforts within our region. We work with local government, businesses, non-profit institutions and other economic stakeholders to provide valuable, accurate and objective information.


The center has three important goals as they relate to our research and service:

  1. To coordinate sustainability efforts in land use, transportation, infrastructure, energy, water, public health, emergency response and resource management agencies.
  2. To serve as a convening body to promote collaboration among decision-makers and practitioners in determining the best course of action for the region.
  3. To facilitate, both within ICSD’s membership and with policy makers in the region, the exchange of information, including cutting-edge and locally relevant research initiatives, best practices, information management systems and education efforts.