Urban Lab & LENSES

This GCRT will create a collaborative Urban Lab to enhance the sustainability and biodiversity of the urban areas between campus and Old Town, Fort Collins using the LENSES regenerative framework.

Our proposal is to develop a research and science based master plan that promotes biodiversity in an urban context using the LENSES Framework. The focus area of the project will be the Mason Corridor UniverCity District in Fort Collins, CO. Through our work, this district will serve as a model for the integration of healthy natural and built environments in an urban context. Through this work we will directly address two of the SoGES focus areas: Biodiversity, Conservation & Management, and Sustainable Communities. Secondary, because of the nature of the project, Land & Water Resources, Energy and Climate Change, Food Security and Governance will also be addressed.