Strategic partnerships that build upon Washington University's existing courses, programs, and resources, as well as its national and international research and academic relationships, are a defining characteristic of the Doctor of Sustainable Urbanism program.

These University-wide partnerships and collaborations include:
Institute for Public Health
Environmental Law Clinic
Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging
Brown School of Social Work
Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement
School of Engineering & Applied Science
Center on Urban Research and Public Policy
Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship
McDonnell Academy Global Energy and Environment Partnership
Tyson Research Center
School of Law
I-CARES (International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability)

An advisory board comprised of leading national and international scholars, researchers, and practitioners of sustainable urbanism also supports the program.