The 2012 LCLUC annual spring science team meeting involved a variety of presentations, discussions and breakout sessions concerning the current research conducted within the program. Presentations during the meeting included programmatic and project overviews of current and future research within the program and amongst the earth science community. The meeting also showcased some recently funded projects focusing on urban land use change and processes, where the project investigators provided a description of their project topic and their chosen methods for urban analysis. NASA LCLUC scientists reaching their third year of the funding cycle provided a summary of their project progress and findings at the meeting, in addition to the presentations given by several project investigators who were asked to review recently published papers associated with their research. The meeting was completed with presentations and discussions to summarize the LCLUC program’s current state and the emerging science direction for the future. Please see the agenda for further details.