As part of its new UA Downtown location, CAPLA is launching the Sustainable City Project.  As part think tank/part project center, SCP will work to develop community-based design solutions (regarding energy, water, climate change, transportation, land use, housing, etc.) to address the complex urban challenges facing Tucson and Southern Arizona.  Among the sustainability subjects to be addressed will be transit-oriented and infill development involving the integration of movement systems for people and goods that enriches communities and reduces driving and dependency on fossil fuels.  Research will focus on strategies for the creation of dense, walkable communities comprised of mixed-use development and multimodal transit systems.  Research will be undertaken in partnership with the School of Geography and Development, Master of Public Administration Program, and the Institute of the Environment.

  • Pivo, G. and Fisher, J., The Walkability Premium in Commercial Property Investing, Real Estate Economics 39: 2, 185-219. (12 citations to date)

  • Pivo, G. and Fisher J. Toward Sustainable and Responsible Property Investment Indices. Conference paper prepared for Strengthening the Green Foundation: Research and Policy Directions for Development and Finance held at Tulane University, New Orleans, March 10-11, 2011.

  • Livingston, M. and E. Bareis 2011.  Design Guidelines for public access into and along Airport Wash 98 pp.

  • Livingston, M. and C. Rose. 2009. Developing streetscape patterns for Tucson, Arizona. Proceedings for the Council for Educators in Landscape Architecture Annual Meeting, Tucson, Arizona: 263-269. In press. 90%

  • Samuels, Linda BOOK CHAPTERS 2011 | Stitches and Insertions: Reconfiguring and Refilling the Body of the City in Fast-Forward Urbanism: Rethinking Architecture’s Engagement with the City. Dana Cuff & Roger Sherman, eds. New York: Princeton Architectural Press.

  • Samuels, Linda 2010 | Working Public Architecture Places: Forum of Design for the Public Realm, http://places.designobserver.com/entry.html?entry=12427.

  • Samuels, Linda 2010 | with Higgins, H. New Public Works: Designers address the federal sustainability agenda APWA Reporter, American Public Works Association, vol. 77 (5), 58.

  • Samuels, Linda 2010 | Insurgent Infrastructure: Leveraging Public Works as a Form of Architectural Activism REbuilding. New Orleans, LA, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). (blind refereed)