Program Areas

Purdue University’s Sustainable Communities Extension Program supports sustainable community development strategies by creating and implementing research based educational resources. The following state-wide Extension programs provide support to decision makers with evaluating, prioritizing, and implementing sustainability strategies for their communities.

RaingardenRainscaping Education
Providing practical experiences and best practices
resources for local community education programs
on the environmental benefits of rain gardens

City, downtown areaEnhancing the Value of Public Spaces
Supporting the development of great public spaces
reflective of community values

RaingardenTipping Points and Indicators
Helping communities develop sustainable,
watershed-specific land use strategies