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Urban Landscape Project

Urban Landscape


A healthy urban landscape is vital to our quality of life. Our stewardship to both the built urban landscape environment and the natural desert ecosystem is even more important now that the population of the Tucson metropolitan area has passed the one million mark. To increase awareness and understanding about urban ecology, the City of Tucson developed an Urban Landscape Framework (ULF). It’s an important step to integrate social-cultural elements into decision-making processes that foster a healthier urban landscape.


Urban Landscape Framework –Endorsed by Mayor and Council on 3/4/08 (PDF)


For more information about Urban Landscape, please contact Irene Ogata at (520)791-4505 or


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The following links provide additional information on how stewardship and partnerships are working in our community.

Tucson’s Urban Wildlife Walk

Rainwater Harvesting Ordinance (PDF document)

Low Water Use Drought Tolerant Plant List (PDF document)

City of Tucson Street Landscape Maintenance Manual (PDF document)

Brochure: Landscape Resources: Tucson & Surrounding Areas

City of Tucson, Dept. of Transportation:


City of Tucson, Water Dept.: Conservation

City of Tucson, Parks & Recreation: Ten Year Strategic Service Plan

City of Tucson, Office of Conservation & Sustainable Development: Sustainability Report 2007-2008

Pima Association of Government: Greater Tucson Strategic Energy Plan (GTSEP)

Arizona Dept. of Water Resources: Low Water Use, Drought Tolerant Plant List

Tucson Clean & Beautiful: Trees for Tucson and Adopt-A-Park Programs

March 21, 2008 Proclamation: Arbor Day

Urban Landscape Awards:

Arizona Native Plant Society: Grow Native, Don’t Plant a Pest

Buffelgrass: Wanted Dead & Gone

Buffelgrass: Printable Brochure

Buffelgrass: Movie