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Telling the story of the Urban Ecology Center

Urban Ecology, the book

Case studies

Urban Ecology tells the story of how a friends-of-the-park group in Milwaukee began in a trailer and transformed three major green spaces in the city while developing an innovative model for urban environmental education.

Washington Park pond


The approach is to try new ideas by recognizing the advantages and limitations of systems. Through prototyping and trying something different when the first attempt fails, the Center has found repeatable ways of serving the community.

Riverside Park tower terrace


Reading the story of the Urban Ecology Center opens new possibilities in your community. You will want to see the model in action in Milwaukee, and start your own story of urban renewal in a park nearby.

The Urban Ecology Centerâ„¢ Institute is an effort to share the model developed in Milwaukee. With three distinct branches in Milwaukee, the UEC connects people in cities to nature and each other.