The LUF website is currently under reconstruction and will be replaced by a new website featuring recent and on-going projects. The Land Use Futures lab is also undergoing a name change and will be renamed to the Urban Futures Lab. Please visit again soon to view the new website.
The Land Use Futures Lab is a research collaboration of students, faculty, and staff at Boulder and Denver campuses of the University of Colorado. We conduct basic and applied research designed to help build the planning capacities of local and regional governments related to sustainable metropolitan development and the integration of urban and natural systems. We focus in three areas: public lands, growth and regional development, and hazards and risks, with an emphasis on social science-based spatial analysis and planning applications of decision support systems.
Public Engagement Map Tools:
BLM Upper Snake Field Office
and University of Idaho Visitor Project
Mount Taylor, New Mexico
The Land Use Futures lab utilizes the GIS software tools provided by the Facility for Advanced Spatial Technology (FAST) Lab.