Spaces that MatterDiscussion with project stakeholders on Palmito Ranch battlefield siteLandscape view of the Palmito Ranch battlefield2018 Community Planning Studio Group Photo (Meeting with City Officials, City of Hartford, CT)

Understanding a Unifying Theme of ‘LANDSCAPE’ as a Holistic Socio-Ecological System for Environmental Sustainability and Community Resilience


Welcome to SUPER Research Lab. We seek research, innovations, and public engagement to enhance our understandings of urban sustainability and community resilience through a lens of socio-ecological system. The primary areas of research are at the intersection of urban and landscape ecology and environmental and community planning with the overarching goals to build, manage, and restore natural and built environments that are healthy, resilient, and biodiverse.


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Address: Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture
University of Connecticut
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Recent News

Sustainable Landscape Metrics Survey

Dr. Park and her colleagues launched an online survey to understand landscape architecture professionals’ knowledge, interest, and participation in sustainable landscape design and metrics.  If you are professionals affiliated with the design and/or construction and maintenance of landscapes, please follow the link HERE.

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Dr. Park serves as a Co-Chair of USDA NIFA National Multi-state Research Group for the 2020-2021 term!

NE-1962 Multistate Research Group is composed of scholars and extension researchers in various universities across the nation to study and provide evidence for the role of and mechanisms by which parks and other green environments support human well-being in three areas (1) health, (2) environmental literacy, (3) community vibrancy/resilience) and extend the knowledge gained to […]

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Cyclist on bike trail

Dr. Park joins a new NERCPD multi-state grant project

This project entitled, “Best Practices in Bike/Pedestrian Trail Data Collection and Monitoring” was funded by the North East Regional Center Planning Grant (NERCPD). Colleagues at the University of Connecticut, University of New Hampshire, University of Vermont, and University of Minnesota partnered on this multi-state grant to share successes and learning from trail and non-motorized traffic […]

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