From the Center's about page (translated):
The Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CEDEUS) is a Research Center of Excellence, funded by the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT) through its Fund for the Financing of Research Centers in Priority Areas (FONDAP). CEDEUS is constituted by the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC) as a sponsoring institution; and by the University of Concepción (UdeC), as an Associated Institution.
CEDEUS is a research center that, through an interdisciplinary approach, seeks to contribute to the discussion of the main urban sustainability challenges facing Chilean cities in the 21st century. Its main objective is to understand urban dynamics, instruments and decision-making processes to develop sustained and equitable improvements in the quality of life of people, through the recognition of biophysical limits and social demands in Chilean cities.