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



Our Program offers an accredited, professional Bachelor of Science degree in landscape architecture. We have a small Program where the students and faculty form a strong, close-knit community. We have about 50 undergraduate students enrolled in the Program, a small group of graduate students and 6 faculty members closely involved in the Program. We strives for excellence in the broad-based preparation of a consistent, high-quality flow of professional landscape architects into regional and national practice and graduate study. We design, research, teach, and do community outreach to solve the complex problems of planning vibrant communities and designing places of value while protecting and restoring our natural resources. We promote and encourage academic-based collaborative research with an emphasis on “real world” projects as they apply to sustainable development.


Phone: (806) 781-2304
Address: Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture
University of Connecticut
1376 Storrs Road, Storrs, CT 06269

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.

[Read More]

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 […]

[Read More]
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 […]

[Read More]