The University of Utah
College of Architecture + Planning




The Ecological Planning Center 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.

NatureWorks Alliance

An alliance of organizations, including the U of U, Wasatch Front Regional Council, Envision Utah, Seven Canyons Trust, and others, working to promote green infrastructure planning in the Wasatch Front.

Master's Specialization in Ecological Planning

The Ecological Planning focus offers courses in green infrastructure, open space design, green communities, urban ecology, and more.

Feature! Landscape Lab: The Williams Building

The Williams Building, located along a key urban/wildland interface at the mouth of Red Butte Canyon, presents a unique opportunity to introduce a new type of landscape to the University of Utah campus — one that fosters ecological restoration, advances environmental education, and serves as a platform for new interdisciplinary research.

Learn more here:
Landscape Lab Masterplan
Williams Building Master Landscape Set