CAPLA will expand applied research and outreach in green building design for water efficiency, as well as sustainable watershed design, planning, and management.  CAPLA’s Underwood Sonoran Landscape Laboratory and future green roof will serve as research sites for storm water and condensate harvesting and storage, grey water recycling; native Raytheon, Biosphere 2, and the country of Oman toward best practices.  CAPLA will be developing concepts for a new “urban desert aquifer” envisioned as an integrated network of green roofs, detention basins and catchment zones, pervious pavements, canals, and connected open spaces that create a community-wide approach to water management.  

  • Stoltz, Ronald R., Brent Jacobsen, Daniel Bradshaw and Kristin van Fleet.  2010 Biosphere2: A Master Plan for Where Science Lives.  College of Science, University of Arizona, $40,000.
  •  Livingston, M. and D. Myers. 2010. Contributions of watercourse-associated greenways to green infrastructure: a comparison between two case studies in Arizona and Maryland, USA. Proceedings for the Fabos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning 2010, Budapest, Hungary. In press. 50%.
  • Livingston, Margaret, 2010. Use of Xeriscape principles in the Landscape Architecture Program at the University of Arizona. Lecturer, 10th Joint Arab Expo for Graduation Projects, University of Science and Technology, College of Architecture and Design, Amman, Jordan.