What We Do

Using the Learning Landscapes Model which inspired broad public support and the public financing necessary to scale this model to every elementary school playground in Denver, Active Environments (add logo) works from a multi-disciplinary platform to build sustainable, healthy communities by developing partnerships along the way.

How We Do It

Our mission is threefold:

Design and construct environments that contain a range of opportunities or affordances for healthy living

Empower children and communities through programs for after-school activities, community organizing, healthy eating and active living

Evaluate and research in a comprehensive manner

Learning Landscapes is a forward-thinking program at the University of Colorado Denver that connects the design and construction of urban public spaces with healthy initiatives.

Since 1998, in partnership with Denver Public Schools, we have transformed 96 neglected public elementary schoolyards into attractive and safe multi-use parks tailored to the needs and desires of their neighbors and communities.