Transdiciplinary solutions for community development

School faculty and students conduct a broad range of research that emphasizes transdisciplinary, solutions-oriented approaches to sustainable community development.  Our research brings different disciplines together by advocating a multi-disciplinary systems approach to the study of community, with the aim of making communities better places to live, work, play and visit.  Aligned with the School are several research units, including: the Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation, the Center for Sustainable Tourism, the Partnership for Community Development, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Deepak Chabra

Maricopa County residents realized a $4.85 return on investment for every dollar the county Parks and Recreation Department spent on operating costs at its eight parks in 2019, according to a

Dallen Timothy, professor, ASU. Arizona State University, School of Community Resources and Development

When and how the tourism industry recovers from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are subjects of intense academic and public interest. ASU Professor Dallen J.

Gyan Nyuapane, interim associate dean, Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions

A professor in the School of Community Resources and Development (SCRD) who is a senior sustainability scientist at ASU’s Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of S

Daniel McElroy, School of Community Resources and Development, ASU

Daniel McElroy knows he’s still on the road to a career working for a professional soccer team, although the bachelor’s degree in community sports management he received a few weeks ago was a miles

Grand Canyon view

Editor's note: This story is part of an ASU Now series celebrating the centennial of the Gr

Students playing basketball

The youth sports research of a professor in the School of Community Resources and Development will be on display at the inaugural Innovation Day held Friday, November 16 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tem

Leopard sitting on a tree branch

Most study-abroad trips don’t involve wild elephants tramping a few yards away from the sleeping quarters, but a group of Arizona State University students got to experience just that this summer.

Drought lands

Cape Town, South Africa is hurtling towards a water apocalypse with “Day Zero” — when authorities will turn off the taps — pegged for the first half of April.

Students in a archeology project

Sometimes called the world’s longest art gallery, Utah’s Nine Mile Canyon is home to prolific rock art, structures and artifacts from historic cultures, creating a visual story of life during that

Professor Ramona Denby-Brinson

Ramona Denby-Brinson is a professor and associate dean of research for the College of Public Service and Community Solutions.

Colorado river image

In 1998, ASU Professor Dave White, then a social sciences graduate student (pictured above), set out to raft the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park.