The University of Utah
College of Architecture + Planning
Stephen Goldsmith


Stephen Goldsmith’s engagement with the Ecological Planning Center focuses on a palpable sense of urgency needed in addressing the critical problems of our time. As an associate professor in the University of Utah Department of City & Metropolitan Planning, and particularly in his role as the Undergraduate Curriculum Coordinator, his work developing the College’s Urban Ecology program ties directly to the goals and mission of the EPC. Stephen’s research includes developing portals to connect an international, intergenerational network of people who share a sense of immediacy and, with an open-source approach to knowledge sharing, apply that knowledge to heal and repair the places they care about. For Stephen, the EPC serves as a web of connective tissue linking urban ecology with ecological planning, where adaptive planning processes become tools for tangible change.