The Center is engaged in research, exhibitions, and other programming on a continuous basis. These projects are thematically or regionally focused, or a combination of both. All programming is about the built landscape as a reflection of the culture and economy of the United States of America.
Thematic programs draw from sites organized by our land use classification system, whose primary categories are: Agriculture, Commerce, Communication/Information, Conveyance, Culture, Delineation, Energy, Excavation, Habitation, Industry, Preparedness, Recreation, Water, and Waste/Residue. For our organizational and filing purposes, all forms of land use fit into one of these categories, but of course sites often contain elements of several land use types, and can be described in many ways.
Regional programs work within a geographically defined area, such as a city, county, roadway, boundary, or shoreline, and generally characterize this area through a survey and selection of land use sites within the region.
All CLUI programs and projects are conceived, developed, and produced by the Center’s program managers independently, and are not commercially commissioned. They are presented to the public in CLUI exhibition locations, universities, museums, non-commercial display venues, publications, and online.
ADIRONDACK: AMERICA'S NOTIONAL PARK
AROUND THE BAY: POINTS OF INTEREST IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY REGION
BEST AVAILABLE CONTROL MEASURES: AERIAL PORTRAITS OF OWENS LAKE
BIRDFOOT: WHERE AMERICA'S RIVER DISSOLVES INTO THE SEA
COAST TO COAST: VENICE BOULEVARD THROUGH THE LENS OF THE COAST REALTY ARCHIVE
DESERT RAMPARTS: DEFENDING LAS VEGAS FROM THE FLOOD
DOWN TO EARTH: EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT CRASH SITES
EMERGENCY STATE: FIRST RESPONDER AND LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING ARCHITECTURE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
GOING WITH THE FLOW: AMAZON IN THE SOUTHLAND
LADWP POWER: ELECTRICITY IN LOS ANGELES
MIDDLES OF NOWHERES: DRY LAKES OF THE MOJAVE
ON-SITE OFFICE TRAILERS: INVISIBLE ARCHITECTURE OF THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT
ON TARGETS: DROPPING IN ON AMERICAN BOMBING RANGES
PERISHABLE: AN EXPLORATION OF THE REFRIGERATED LANDSCAPE OF AMERICA
POST CONSUMED: THE LANDSCAPE OF WASTE IN LOS ANGELES
PROXIMITY ISSUE: THE BARRICADES OF THE FEDERAL DISTRICT
SOLAR BOOM: SUN-POWERED ELECTRICAL PLANTS IN THE USA
SUBTERRANEAN RENOVATIONS: THE UNIQUE ARCHITECTURAL SPACES OF SHOW CAVES
UP RIVER: POINTS OF INTEREST ON THE HUDSON