The Center for Sustainable Infrastructure Systems (CSIS) at the University of Colorado Denver is a multi-disciplinary center anchored in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and partnered with the School of Public Affairs. The work at CSIS is outcomes and metrics driven and is nationally and inter-nationally recognized. CSIS faculty, students and projects have been featured in The New York Times, Colorado Public Radio and National Public Radio, and in numerous top-tier scientific journals. CSIS is supported by grants and contracts from local, state and federal governments and multi-national corporations. To date, CSIS has partnered with more than 20 cities in Colorado to conduct sustainability baseline assessments and develop sustainable infrastructure plans, using tools developed at CSIS.
The mission of CSIS is the design, analysis, and rapid diffusion of sustainable urban infrastructures of the future by integrating technologies with social actors, i.e., the general public, businesses and policy actors.