Global Change and Sustainability Center expands with new Center for Ecological Planning and Design and University Water Center.
The Global Change and Sustainability Center has expanded to include a partnership with two new centers; the University Water Center and the Center for Ecological Planning and Design. These centers bring scholars together around specific research themes to facilitate interdisciplinary strategies and solutions for local and global challenges.
The Center for Ecological Planning and Design at the University of Utah is the fusion of the existing Ecological Planning Center (EPC) and the Integrated Technology in Architecture Center (ITAC), both in the College of Architecture and Planning, and an expansion into the interdisciplinary territory of the GCSC. The new CEPD focuses on research on the built environment and communities by interweaving research and practice in human, biophysical, and built systems – people, place, and design.
The University Water Center combines the research trajectory of the USAID-funded U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water (USPCASW) and the NSF-funded iUTAH project, forming a catalyzing hub for water research and associated activities at the University.
The GCSC has played a pivotal role in the creation of these two centers, helping connect expertise and interest from disparate departments across campus and offer infrastructure that supports the formation of these two new centers.
The GCSC and these two new centers are inclusive, interdisciplinary hubs for research and all faculty engaged in related work are invited to participate. For more information contact: Steve Burian, Director of the Water Center, and Sarah Hinners, Director of the Center for Ecological Planning and Design.