Urban designers, architects, and planners work together to shape the conditions we live in. As urban designers we must be able to successfully understand and respond to issues facing our cities and neighborhoods. The study of Urban Ecology helps us to understand how our built environment interacts with natural systems such as trees, rivers, wildlife, and open spaces. Urban Ecology allows us to gain an understanding of our impact on these natural systems, so that we may produce responsive designs that work to alleviate or solve some of issues we are facing.
 “Introduction to Urban Ecology | Forestrynepal.” L.R. Joshi. Accessed August 31, 2016. http://www.forestrynepal.org/notes/biodiversity/introduction/conservation-biology/urban-ecology.