Nature in the City

Liba Pejchar, Lindsay Ex

Description:This seminar provides a unique opportunity to collaborate with the City of Fort Collins to design and sustain urban open space in our community. Students will be part of the innovative Nature in the City project (, which is developing a 25-year vision for how all residents in the city will be able to access high-quality, natural experiences within a 10-minute walk from where they live and work. One of the key products for this effort is a set of design guidelines that will illustrate how nature can be incorporated into the urban environment. Students in this seminar will hail from diverse backgrounds to conduct the research and synthesis to propose design guidelines that are socially, ecologically, and economically sound. The format of the seminar will include a mix of learning opportunities and hands-on, interdisciplinary research leading to a product that will be used by developers, residents, business owners, and the City. Students who participate in this seminar will have the opportunity to shape the design of open space in the City of Fort Collins for the next 25-50 years.

Section: 2
Credits: 1
First Meeting: 1/21/2015
Meeting Times: Thursdays, 1-1:50 pm
Classroom: Wagar 107
CRN: 10363
Cross Listed: NA
Enrollment Limit: 10
Background: students with diverse disciplinary backgrounds (e.g. biology, landscape architecture, economics, sociology, art, and engineering) are encouraged to enroll
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Instructor Contact Info:
      Liba Pejchar 970-491-1819
      Lindsay Ex