Lawn Removal

Aerial view of St. George, Utah at sunset with road in foreground and red mountains in background.

Southwest Utah Lawn ‘Buyback’ Program Pays Off

Washington County has dramatically reduced per-capita water use, but the region’s explosive growth means increased demand for water.

May 23, 2024 - Reasons to Be Cheerful

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Opinion: The Time for ‘Yard Reform’ is Now

Replacing lawns with native plants and grasses saves water and improves biodiversity, but some cities make the practice illegal.

April 18, 2023 - Next City

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The Declining Appeal of Lawns

Long held as a symbol of middle-class success and the American Dream, homogenous, monocultural lawns are quickly falling out of favor as people opt for more ecologically friendly gardens that conserve water and increase biodiversity.

August 28, 2022 - The Washington Post

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Planning for Universal Design

Learn the tools for implementing Universal Design in planning regulations.