We believe that successful city building requires expertise, breadth, interdisciplinary understanding, and creativity. Our three program pillars—Healthy Communities, Equitable Urbanism, and Regional Sustainability—form the basis of our research, instruction, and community outreach.
The interdisciplinary program uses Denver as an urban laboratory but the globe as a reference. The program is designed around three central themes: sustainable cities, local to global, and innovations in practice.
Our students explore interactions between society and the built and natural environment and engage in research aimed at promoting sustainable, healthy, and socially just communities at local, regional, and global scale.