The Center for Applied Transect Studies (CATS) promotes understanding of the built environment as part of the natural environment, through the planning methodology of the rural-to-urban transect. CATS supports interdisciplinary research, publication, tools, and training for the design, coding, building and documentation of resilient transect-based communities.

CATS is committed to transect-based environmental and land development principles that encourage the following outcomes:

2016 Groves Award, Deadline March 1

Winners will be announced in April and the award presented at CNU 24, Detroit, in May. See the Awards page for more information and the submission form.

CATS launches free image bank for practitioners and academics: the Transect Collection, exemplary elements of urbanism professionally photographed and organized by the Transect.

The Language of Towns & Cities, supported by the CATS publication program, has been translated into Chinese.



transect art