The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) embodies the land grant tradition of UDC. In addition to offering innovative academic programs in urban architecture and community development, urban sustainability, health education, nursing, and nutrition and dietetics, the CAUSES offer a wide range of community education programs through five land grant centers (1) The Center for Urban Agriculture & Gardening Education, (2) The Center for Sustainable Development which includes the Water Resources Research Institute, (3) The Center for Nutrition Diet & Health which includes the Institute of Gerontology, (4) The Center for 4-H & Youth Development, and (5) The Architectural Research Institute.