About the Institute


Our Mission ...

To support and facilitate the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in becoming one of the premier venues for deliberation and demonstration of sustainable community development principles.

Our Vision ...

The SCISCD will become an embodiment of UWRF’s commitment to place-based, multidisciplinary inquiry, solutions and leadership for practicing what it truly means to “live in community” in an inter-generational and regionally self-sufficient manner. All facets of its design, operations and educational programming shall strive to be an holistically balanced integration of ecologic integrity, social justice and economic vitality as it applies to all contexts of educational opportunity for our students, alumni and stakeholders around the world.