Margaret Livingston

Professor of Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture
School of Landscape Architecture and Planning
Sustainable Built Environments
Margaret Livingston, PhD


Areas of Expertise

  • Urban wildlife habitat establishment and preservation
  • Water conserving practices in urban environments
  • Resilient landscapes for urban microclimates in arid environments

Margaret Livingston PhD is a professor in the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning. She teaches a range of courses related to ecological and environmental issues in arid environments, and has locally and internationally conducted lectures and workshops that focus on water conservation, wildlife habitat and use of native plants in urban areas. She teaches plant materials, planting design, landscape ecology and seminars focusing on development of the master’s report for the graduate program in landscape architecture. She is also the coordinator for the internship course in the Sustainable Built Environments bachelor’s program. As an urban ecologist, her work emphasizes the importance of evaluating and maintaining natural and semi-natural ecosystems within and surrounding urban areas. In her role as a designer, Margaret focuses on the use of native plants and design of urban wildlife spaces.