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:

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.



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