School of Landscape Architecture & Planning Awards, News & Events

Keep up with the latest happenings in the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning.

Scroll down to see our latest rankings and awards, news and headlines and upcoming events:

Rankings & Awards


Best Online Master's Degree in Real Estate, 2021


Top Small Urban Planning Program
Planetizen, 2020


Most Hired-From Landscape Architecture Program
(Less than 20 Graduates)

DesignIntelligence, 2019-2020

UArizona TPEG student members

UArizona Students Take Home Top Honors in International Theme Park Design Competition

The UArizona Theme Park Entertainment Group, comprised of CAPLA and College of Engineering students, received the highest commendation overall—with distinctions for technical skill, feasibility, innovation and communication—at the esteemed Toronto Met Thrill Design Invitational held last fall at Universal Orlando Resort.

Camp Naco

Award-Winning Heritage Conservation Efforts by CAPLA Faculty and Students Lead to $4.6M in State Restoration Funding for Buffalo Soldier Camp

CAPLA Heritage Conservation Program Project Director Helen Erickson and graduate students Sarah McDowell and Teresa DeKoker have been instrumental in efforts to preserve Camp Naco, a borderlands Buffalo Soldier camp located near Bisbee, Arizona, resulting in awards for their story map and new funding to preserve the site.

Tucson, Arizona

UArizona Researchers Awarded $3.5M to Fight Extreme Heat

A UArizona team led by CAPLA Assistant Professor Ladd Keith is collaborating with researchers from Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University on a $25 million project, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, to study the impact of climate change on Arizona's urban areas.

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News & Headlines

Shujuan Li and Bo Yang

CAPLA Faculty Partner with Salt River Project to Understand Arizona’s Electrified Transportation Network Needs

SRP is funding CAPLA faculty members Bo Yang, professor of landscape architecture and urban planning, and Shujuan Li, associate professor of landscape architecture and planning, to research the planning and design of electric vehicle charging stations. Learn more in this fascinating interview.

Phoenix Sunset

CAPLA Professor on Heat Mitigation and Management in the Southwest and the Broader Workforce

Leading extreme heat expert Ladd Keith, an assistant professor of planning and sustainable built environments in CAPLA, was interviewed for recent articles in The Hill and Arizona Science, an NPR radio program.

Biosphere 2

Reimagining the City in a Changing World: UArizona Hosts Inaugural Urban Humanities Global (Un)Conference

The inaugural Urban Humanities Global (Un)Conference held in Tucson March 3-5, 2023 will draw close to a hundred scholars, practitioners and community leaders to the Sonoran Desert to chart a path forward for the next generation of spatial transdisciplinary research, design and public engagement.

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