Facing the most extreme climate in the US, Arizona landscape architects have a long history of developing innovative strategies to combat harsh climate challenges. This session will illustrate how these approaches have created more sustainable and resilient learning environments on two Arizona university campuses with highly diverse populations.
Learn how exemplary university projects in the Sonoran Desert serve as a model for designing in extremely challenging climates.
Learn how curriculum-based research occurring on campuses better reinforces a sustainable future.
Examine how universities within the Sonoran Desert use low-impact development strategies to increase resiliency and decrease dependency on potable water systems.
Gain an understanding of how Arizona universities are redefining traditional campus green spaces to support climate justice, mental health, and well-being.