Environmental Dispute Resolution Program

A massive line of cars wait in traffic to enter Zion National Park in the southern part of Utah in the United States. Midway in the line of traffic is a sign with the park’s name on it. In the background is a cliff of red rocks that the region is known for. Green trees tower over the cars.

The rise of ‘Zoom Towns’ in the rural west

COVID-19 has accelerated a trend of rapid growth in western gateway communities. This “amenity migration” is causing urgent planning challenges.


MERGING RESEARCH AND DESIGN

The new Center for Ecological Planning and Design bridges the gaps among research, design and planning fields across campus.


CHANGING THE GAME OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Could turning the conversation around climate change into a game inspire people to start a community conversation and change behaviors that contribute to the problem?


SEEKING SOLUTIONS FOR HOMELESSNESS

The U’s unique Environmental Dispute Resolution Program aims to promote collaboration, mediation, stakeholder engagement and alternative dispute resolution as a way to address public policy conflicts.


STOP, COLLABORATE AND LISTEN

S.J. Quinney College of Law Environmental Dispute Resolution Program is encouraging collaboration to resolve hotly contested environmental cases in the West.