The submission pulled together by Courtney Crosson, assistant professor of architecture, and Kirk Dimond, assistant professor of landscape architecture, has been selected as a UA institutional nominee. The submission was titled "Up Through the Cracks: Art Based Placemaking in Tucson's Urban Alleys." In the next months they will be working with CAPLA faculty, staff, and the Office of Research and Discovery to pull together the final grant proposal due September 12. The CAPLA team is working with their place-based partner the Living Streets Alliance. 
The partnership involvement according to the preliminary proposal, "The University of Arizona College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape 
Architecture (CAPLA), in partnership with the Tucson-base Living Streets
Alliance and in collaboration with  other local organizations and community members will map, analyze and enhance the often forgotten and underutilized alley spaces in Tucson's greater downtown area. Through these essential urban spaces, Tucson's defining art culture will be fortified against the rapid and uneven development patterns that have been changing the face of the downtown and adjacent neighborhoods." More information about the grant click here


Friday, July 8, 2016 - 4:00pm