We capitalize on our home in Denver, the largest urban center in a 500-mile radius that serves as the cultural, intellectual, and economic capital of the Rocky Mountain region. Surrounded by Colorado’s tremendous scenic beauty and natural resources, Denver is the ideal home base for exploring Colorado’s abundant recreational amenities and the state offers residents an exceptional quality of life. For students and faculty in the program, this setting provides the ideal laboratory to study real world interactions between communities, decision-makers, and the environment.

Students and faculty also have extensive access to cutting edge resources including: the Geospatial and Mapping Laboratory (GAMLab), The Facility for Advanced Spatial Technologies (FASTLab), The 13 Acre GES Urban Farm Field Research Station (Five Fridges Farm), Numerous Environmental Sciences Faculty Labs and Centers, CityCenter, the Colorado Center for Sustainable Urbanism, and many more. The region is also home to a broad and diverse community of professional planners and designers, hundreds of public, private, and non-profit planning and design organizations and firms, and national and regional labs and headquarters including the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the National Parks Service (NPS), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).