Mission & Vision


Mission & Vision



The mission of the Sikand SITI-Center is to enhance the entire Cal State LA community engaged in Urban Sustainability through a wide variety of research supports and faculty and student programs.

What We Focus On

Urban sustainability and its components include transportation infrastructure, water resources and hydrology, urban structures and earthquake resiliency, environment, geotechnics, smart mobility, and connected vehicles, energy and vehicle electrification, construction management, and advances in technology related to sustainability such as artificial intelligence and data science. In particular, we focus on issues of interest to urban Southern California.


Our Vision

We aim to be an incubator for successful sustainability solutions while facilitating the advancement of faculty, students and affiliated members. Our goal is to continue the successful initiative under the Sikand Faculty Research Endowment at the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology (ECST) at Cal State LA.


We provide structured support for faculty research and help them explore major external sources of funding in their areas of expertise.

Support Research


We provide a significant impact on educating the next generation of engineers and scientists to advance the sustainability and resilience of our infrastructures.

Provide Education


We provide professional development and continuing education for faculty, students, and the broader professional community.

Professional Development