The Center for Changing Landscapes is an interdisciplinary research and outreach center in whose work combines design/planning expertise with natural resource expertise and knowledge to support land use and community form decision-making at the local, regional, and state levels to protect, preserve, and enhance Minnesota's landscapes and their related cultural, natural, and environmental resources in the face of changing development patterns, resource use, demographics and environmental degradation. Hallmarks of the Center's environmentally sensitive design/planning work are is its quality, graphic effectiveness, relevance, usefulness, and publicly engaged character.