The Bioregional Center for Sustainability Science, Planning and Design organizes its efforts around four critical Strategic Initiatives. For more information, please explore the initiatives listed below. 

City Heights undergoes redevelopment.

The Bioregional Center addresses efforts to support the long-term development and livelihood of low-income communities with a focus on strategies for building individual and community capacity by enhancing social, physical, political, cultural, and economic assets.

Challenging education inequality in the classroom and beyond.

Education reduces poverty yet living in poverty makes getting a quality education nearly impossible. Education and poverty are place-based. How do the dynamics of place and poverty contribute to educational disparities between schools in low-income neighborhoods and wealthier neighborhoods? 

A view of the Pueblo Watershed in southeast San Diego.

The Bioregional Center's team develops plans, projects and strategies designed to promote the use of green infrastructure to address critical urban and environmental planning issues, including stormwater management, brownfield toxics remediation, and climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Promoting community-based agriculture.

The Healthy Living initiative encompasses place-based educational, research and programmatic activities that promote physical, emotional and psychosocial wellbeing.