Center for Land Use Interpretation

Culver City, United States


  • 9331 Venice Blvd
  • Culver City
  • California
  • 90232
  • United States

Opening times

Open 12 to 5 PM Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and by appointment.
Closed Christmas Day, and New Years Day.

Travel Information

Tube / Metro: Robertson and Venice
Bus: MTA #33 and #333 ; Santa Monica Big Blue #12 ;Culver City Buses #1, #5, and #7


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Dedicated to the increase and diffusion of knowledge about how the nation’s lands are apportioned, utilized, and perceived.

The Center for Land Use Interpretation is a research and education organization interested in understanding the nature and extent of human interaction with the surface of the earth, and in finding new meanings in the intentional and incidental forms that we individually and collectively create. We believe that the manmade landscape is a cultural inscription, that can be read to better understand who we are, and what we are doing.

The organization was founded in 1994, and since that time it has produced dozens of exhibits on land use themes and regions, for public institutions all over the United States, as well as overseas. The Center publishes books, conducts public tours, and offers information and research resources through its library, archive, and website.

The CLUI exists to stimulate discussion, thought, and general interest in the contemporary landscape. Neither an environmental group nor an industry affiliated organization, the work of the Center integrates the many approaches to land use—the many perspectives of the landscape—into a single vision that illustrates the common ground in “land use” debates. At the very least, the Center attempts to emphasize the multiplicity of points of view regarding the utilization of terrestrial and geographic resources.