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Colorado Center For Community Development

About Us


Who We Are

The Colorado Center for Community Development (CCCD) is a clinical teaching practice of the University of Colorado Denver, College of Architecture and Planning. Our mission is to provide students with real world experiences in design and planning as they provide communities and neighborhoods with services in these areas. 

CCCD strives to enhance the quality of community life – through collaboration, applied research and innovative design – for the betterment of all residents. In the process, students’ educational experience is enhanced by taking what is learned in the classroom and academic studio and employing it in projects of public and civic interest. Communities benefit through design work that is continuously being improved through research and innovation. Moreover, together we become partners in the design thinking process, thus expanding our mutual and individual capacities to further envision and implement projects of significant public impact. ​

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