The University of Arizona

Sustainable Laboratory Urban Garden

SLUG (Sustainable Laboratory Urban Garden) is a collaborative design/build studio between UA’s Sustainable City Project (SCP); the College of Architecture, Planning & Landscape Architecture (CAPLA); and Tucson’s premier downtown charter school, City High and Paulo Frieire Freedom School. Co-taught by Chris Trumble, Assistant Professor of Architecture, and Linda Samuels, Sustainable City Project Director, our over-arching objective is to transform a currently uninhabitable alleyway into a green public space for teaching and learning. This urban agriculture laboratory will build upon the place-based, hands-on pedagogical strategies of CHS/PFFS and the site-specific, sustainably-focused design capabilities of the students and faculty affiliated with SCP and the University of Arizona.


SLUG studio is supported by a generous grant from the UA Green Fund with matching funds from City High School and PFFS.

Project Document: 
Partner Name: 
City High School + Green Fund
Partner Role: 
Semester and year: