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Urban Ecological Design

Our department is committed to leading an interdisciplinary approach to explore, examine and further Urban Ecological Design through our research, teaching and service. Explore our program pillars, research, and community engagement.

Program Pillars


  • Catherine De Almeida in Handbook of Urban Landscape Research

    Catherine De Almeida's book chapter in the Routledge Handbook of Urban Landscape Research (Routledge, 2022) is available online as an e-book!  Check it out! Landscape Lifecycles Renewed Principles for Waste in Urban Landscape Design Abstract  "Waste is a cultural condition. Exploitative resource consumption and unfettered waste production are causing water, food, climate and ecological crises. Attitudes motivate actions…


  • Shantol Morgan (BLA 2025) awarded inaugural LAF Ignite Scholarship

    We are thrilled to announce Shantol Morgan, BLA 2025, is a recipient of the LAF Ignite Scholarship, joining an inaugural cohort of four students. Congratulations, Shantol! "LAF Ignite is a multi-year program for Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) landscape architecture students, providing participants with an annual $10,000 scholarship, annual paid summer internship, and…


  • Just Urban Design

    Newly released! "Just Urban Design: The Struggle for a Public City" (MIT Press 2022) features a collection of chapters and case studies that apply a social justice lens to the design of urban environments. Sixteen contributors, including Rachel Berney and Jeff Hou of UW, exam topics ranging from single-family zoning and community capacity building to immigrant street…


  • End-of-Year Note from the Chair

    I hope this letter finds you and those close to you doing well as we enter the holiday season here in the U.S. This has been a year of change in the department as we have bid farewell to several faculty and welcomed new… yet there is a buzz of excitement again among our students,…


  • UW//LA JEDI Newsletter AUT ’22

    Part of the critical work of JEDI is consciousness-raising and we want to elevate the good work that is happening by and for the department. Read our quarterly newsletter that highlights and celebrates the work we have done and continue to do around equity and justice, as well as provide resources, events, and other opportunities…


  • Autumn Quarter - End of Quarter Review Schedule

    Come check out the projects our students have been working on all quarter long : )!

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