Urban Territory refers to landscape as an open and inclusive system in the context of urban, periurban and accompanying linkages to rural landscape function and form. The Urban Territory Studio realises the concept of urban systems as an interactive assemblage of embedded and related landscape elements. These are the constituencies for planning and designing in regard to biodiversity. This is a programme of social and ecological systems, place and identity relationships, physical and phenomenal places of scale, landscape ecology and design. Urban, periurban and rural landscapes in the context of urban territory comprise elemental relationships recognised in a framework of combined operational social, ecological, cultural, historic and economic interactive layers. This concept sees nature and artifice as the same and inseparable. We begin to understand and to address the possibility of urban biodiversity when we further apply a landscape systems approach to urban-rural relationships of e.g. rivers, forests, parkland, open space, gardens, transportation corridors, waste and energy systems. In this approach we visualise our villages, cities, towns, the countryside and the edges in between as an urban territory. Urban territory is an urban design studio in landscape architecture education in which projects are planned and designed through a landscape perspective. Three urban-periurban projects will be incorporated within this study. They include a mining reclamation site and agricultural food production area, both in England near London and a greenbelt area in the Midwestern United States. In each case the project is embedded in the landscape as part of the ecological system. Consideration for contextual issues in land use and biodiversity are relevant for all three sites. In addition linkages through the periurban area into the urban areas are relevant to the ecological qualities and overall biodiversity. Place and ecology constructs are relevant to the way people use and identify their relationship with the land. Consideration for the ecological status linked with social engagement will be accomplished through a learning, planning and design process. Biodiversity can be a good vehicle to help people develop and sustain stronger engagement and ownership of their urban, periurban and rural communities.