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The Center for the Use of Sustainable Practices (CUSP) was founded in 2008 at the University of Maryland's School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation as an inter- and multi-disciplinary center for the design and research of sustainable practices for buildings, communities, and cities.

CUSP's mission is to foster the integrated practice necessary for current and future practitioners who are charged with creating built environments and who must cross generational and academic-industry boundaries to do so.