Resilient Landscape Strategy

Cover PageAt the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, campus landscapes are our habitats, the places where we work, relax, and engage with others. Campus landscapes sustain us. They clean our air, beautify our surroundings, sequester carbon, and provide us with motivation and inspiration. Campus landscapes are as essential to our health and well-being as any brick and mortar infrastructure. With proper design, direction, and support, campus landscapes can become multi-functional spaces that support teaching and research activities, promote the well-being of our campus community, and contribute to our economic success by drawing new students and donors to our doors. 

The Resilient Landscape Strategy identified five key challenges that campus landscapes face and developed a set of solutions to meet these challenges. Implementing these solutions will ensure that our campus landscapes are designed and maintained in a fashion that is commensurate with our international world-class status.