School of Landscape Architecture & Planning News & Headlines

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Bird's eye view of ten lanes of traffic on the Eastshore Freeway in Berkeley, looking south toward Pacific Park Plaza in Emeryville

Lecture Recap and Video: Teo Wickland on 'Automobile Supremacism'

In this CAPLA Lecture Series lecture, Teo Wickland presents on the complex power dynamics that exist in a society built around the automobile. He touches on resource consumption; supremacist hierarchies; and collective subsidies, and closes with reflections on possibilities for transforming transportation.

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Overshot of CAPLA Job Fair

CAPLA Students Put their Best Foot Forward During 14th Annual Job Interview Fair

Nearly 180 College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture students honed their interviewing skills and forged valuable connections with potential employers during the 14th annual College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture Job Interview Fair.

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Ash Avila

MSUP Student Ash Avila Awarded Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship

MSUP student Ash Avila received the prestigious Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship, allowing her to explore the urban planning and transportation field, with a focus on climate and urban issues. Her long-term plan involves working on city government initiatives and pursuing a Ph.D. in the field.

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Mount Hood at dusk, viewed from a distance

Lecture Recap and Video: Mark Eischeid on 'Visuality and the Sublime: Three Views of Mt. Hood'

In this CAPLA Lecture Series lecture, Mark Eischeid explores three types of views—framed, unframed, and aligned, in Eclecticist, Modernist, and Postmodernist landscapes, respectively. Each of these types of views illustrate tradition-specific approaches to visuality and engagement with the sublime.

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HUD grant recipients

Drachman Institute Will Help Establish New Center to Study Housing Equity and Sustainability with $3M Federal Grant

Researchers from the UArizona Drachman Institute, along with colleagues from ASU, NAU and the University of New Mexico, will research housing security, climate and health with a focus on Hispanic and underserved communities in the arid Southwest.

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Seth Asare Okyere

Nature Sustainability Article by CAPLA Emerging Faculty Fellow Proposes Model for Sustainability Transition in the Global South

Seth Okyere, a CAPLA visiting assistant professor and Emerging Faculty Fellow, contributed to an article published this summer in Nature Sustainability, which publishes significant original research about sustainability, including policy dimensions and possible solutions.

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Nighttime aerial image of city with illustrated wireless connections

Lecture Recap and Video: Hamid Mostofi on 'System Dynamic Modeling for Sustainable Urban Planning & Developments'

In this CAPLA Lecture Series lecture, Hamid Mostofi introduces the theory, tools, and techniques associated with systems thinking and simulation methods which can help assess and explain the relationship and connections between components of sustainable urban planning and development.