A collaborative effort on the UW-Madison campus focussing on Sustainable Landscapes in the Built Environment (SLBE), is bringing together expertise from across campus to examine questions and opportunities in sustainable landscape design, implementation, maintenance, and impact.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is uniquely positioned to contribute to the rapidly developing area of sustainable landscapes through collaborations across a broad range of disciplines, programs, schools, and colleges. A group of faculty and staff from the Nelson Institute, Graduate School, and College of Agricultural and Life Sciences have identified an emerging interest in the theme of sustainable landscapes across many disciplines at UW-Madison. Scholarship, design, and practical programming in many aspects of sustainable landscapes is already in progress,including projects that connect public health, sustainable cities, urban planning, landscape and garden design, water and nutrient management, and many other disciplines.
For additional information and resources from a recently held workshop, link to SLBE.This article was posted in Sustainable Landscape and tagged adaptive strategies, biodiversity, healthy ecosystems, learning the landscape, living with pollinators.