Ecological PlanningPeople, Place, Design

Ecological planning is a way of thinking about and approaching the challenges and opportunities of human settlements in the 21st century. The goal of ecological planning is to develop human habitat that is ecologically integrated, builds on local natural assets and community values, and optimizes social and ecological well-being.

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Save the Date for
our Upcoming Conference

Emerging Practices in Ecological Planning
June 19-21, 2015
The Canyons Resort, Park City, Utah
Hosted by the Ecological Planning Center

Study Urban Ecology at the U

The undergraduate degree in Urban Ecology focuses on exploring the interrelationships among social, environmental, and economic systems, with an aim toward enhancing the vitality and sustainability of places and communities.


Research: Drivers of Urban Water Use

Drivers of Urban Water Use” examines how water demand models for four urban land use types relate to the built environment, climate, and demographics, and how the models can inform city planning with respect to water use.