School of Landscape Architecture & Planning News & Headlines

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Ladd Keith moderating a break out discussion during the 2024 Southern Arizona Heat Summit

City of Tucson Adopts Comprehensive Heat Action Roadmap with UArizona Collaboration

Collaborative efforts from City of Tucson leadership and staff, community stakeholders, and University of Arizona faculty to address escalating heat challenges have resulted in the adoption of a newly crafted Heat Action Roadmap and Heat Protection Ordinance for city workers and contractors.

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Photo of the Quitobaquito, highlighting the pond and the surrounding landscape.

CAPLA Duo Honored with Historic Preservation Award for Quitobaquito Cultural Landscape Report

Gina Chorover, a senior lecturer in Planning and Landscape Architecture and faculty chair of the Heritage Conservation certificate program, and Teresa DeKoker, an alumna of the Master of Landscape Architecture program, were recognized for their comprehensive analysis of the Quitobaquito landscape within Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument with a Tucson - Pima County Historical Commission Historic Preservation Award in May.

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Sign in the desert warns of extreme heat to travelers

New federally funded center will rely on UArizona expertise to help communities manage extreme heat

A new federal initiative will rely on University of Arizona research and scholarship to help communities across the U.S. create policies and take action to mitigate and manage extreme heat. Ladd Keith, an associate professor in CAPLA, will lead UArizona's involvement in the center.

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Stephen Buchman in a desert landscape, pointing a camera toward a subject to the left of the frame.

Stephen Buchmann on 'Sonoran Desert Bees: Nesting Requirements & Husbandry Methods'

In this CAPLA Lecture Series lecture, Dr. Buchmann discusses some of the common native bees of the Sonoran desert, detailing their lifestyles and behaviors. He finishes the talk by highlighting some Tucson area bee nesting habitats and by discussing what landscape architects and homeowners can do to provide nesting sites and nesting materials for them.

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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.