The University of Utah
College of Architecture + Planning

CEPD Associate Director Diane Pataki is on sabbatical this year, traveling to see the unique urban ecology and planning/design approaches in other semi-arid cities around the world.  You can keep up with all of Dr.Pataki’s adventures by following her travel blog!

Urban Greening Science Blog

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In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and CDC recommendations, in-person events have been canceled or post-poned.  Please check out the below links to stay engaged with ecological planning + design even through this challenging time.

The Nature of Cities. “an international platform for transdisciplinary dialogue and urban solutions.”

Biophilic Cities. collaboration of global partners dedicated to understanding the value of nature in the built environment.

Urban Greening Science Blog. “evidence-based greenspace solutions”, written by CEPD affiliate Diane Pataki.

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