The University of Utah
College of Architecture + Planning


The Center for Ecological Planning and Design at the University of Utah works closely with academic and community partners to shorten the pipeline between research and application. We apply principles of urban ecology, environmental planning, and design and engineering to generate sustainable solutions in planning for equitable, vibrant, and healthy human habitats.

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Feature! PhD Fellowship in Ecological Planning and Design

The Center for Ecological Planning and Design at the University of Utah invites applications for the Swaner PhD Fellowship in Ecological Planning in the Department of City and Metropolitan Planning.

CEPD Fellowship Announce 2017

Stories of The Nature of Cities Flash Fiction Competition







What are the stories of people and the nature of cities in 2099? In 1,000 words or less, tell your story about the future. The top 3 stories win cash prizes!

Submissions due 11:59pm April 15, 2018

Find more information here and download the competition requirements here.

Featured Events


GCSC Seminar – Sarah George “Climate Change at the Natural History Museum:  Research and Interpretation”

Tuesday 3/6/18

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CEPD Presentation – Brook Muller, “Architecture as Ecological Infrastructure: Hydro-Logical Design for the Contemporary City”

Thursday 3/8/18

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Wallace Stegner Center 23rd Annual Symposium – Public Lands in a Changing West

Thursday 3/15/18 – Friday 3/16/18

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