Bioregional Planning & Community Design
Defined by a truly interdisciplinary approach, bringing together expertise from eight academic departments, the Bioregional Planning and Community Design Program (BIOP) is driven by a shared commitment to sustainable planning, design and community development in the Intermountain West and beyond.
Through real-life projects and hands-on experience, we prepare future public leaders and professionals to assist communities and organizations in planning for sustainable development, conservation management and a quality-of-life that will create a positive impact for generations to come.
Urban Design Center, Boise
The UDC offers interdisciplinary programs designed to simulate real-world partnerships. Students address issues of resilience and sustainability at regional and urban scales through research, professional practice and community engagement.
Center for Resilient Communities
The CRC addresses the social, economic and environmental issues effecting community resilience in Idaho and the Western United States through the co-production of knowledge based on interdisciplinary research and the development and application of social-ecological systems science.