School of Landscape Architecture & Planning News & Headlines

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Online BS in Sustainable Built Environments and Master of Real Estate Development Programs Offered by Top-Ranked Arizona Online

Arizona Online, just ranked No. 7 nationwide by U.S. News & World Report, offers two CAPLA sustainability-focused online degree programs: BS in Sustainable Built Environments and Master of Real Estate Development.

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Research by Assistant Planning Professor Philip Stoker Provides Context for Deseret News Story on Housing Affordability and Other Challenges in ‘Gateway Communities’

In an examination of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Springdale, Utah, Deseret News asks: What to do when your small town is overrun by the rich? CAPLA Assistant Professor Philip Stoker’s research provides insight.

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Forbes Housing Affordability Story References Research by Urban Planning and Real Estate Development Professor Arthur C. Nelson

Research on “missing middle housing” conducted by CAPLA Professor Arthur C. Nelson forms the basis for analysis in a February 2021 Forbes magazine story on how innovation can help offset America’s lack of affordable housing.

Lecture Recap and Video: Kristina Currans on Ubiquitously Incremental and Pernicious: The Dynamic Role of Parking Supply in Increasing Vehicle Use

In her research, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning Kristina Currans explores the intersection between travel behavior and land development, between transportation planning and engineering.

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Commercial Real Estate Women Network Supports CAPLA Real Estate Development Student

The Tucson chapter is sponsoring annual CREW Network membership for CAPLA graduate student Ella Jung, an MRED student who was offered the paid membership in recognition of her success early in the master's program.

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CAPLA Architecture Associate Professor Laura Hollengreen Leads Humanities Seminar on ‘Localizing the Sacred’

In March and April 2021, Laura Hollengreen will lead an online UArizona humanities seminar that examines four sacred sites—Qalʿat Simʿān, Constantinople, Conques and Chartres—to find evolving concepts of sanctity and forms of cultic practice in medieval sociopolitical context.

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Architecture Undergraduates Team with City of Tucson to Design Proposition-Funded ‘Bicycle Boulevards’

In a course taught by Assistant Professor of Architecture Courtney Crosson, Bachelor of Architecture students worked with the city and neighborhood associations to create six innovative designs that focus on “complete streets” and green stormwater infrastructure for roadways in midtown Tucson.

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Research by Architecture Professor Courtney Crosson Shows that Neighborhood Farms Could be the Answer to Tucson's 'Food Deserts'

A study co-authored by Assistant Professor of Architecture Courtney Crosson makes a strong case that even in arid climates, urban farms can help neighborhoods get the nutritious food they need if the farms are irrigated in a sustainable way.

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America Adapts 2020 Climate Year in Review Podcast Features Planning and Sustainable Built Environments Professor Ladd Keith

Planning and Sustainable Built Environments Assistant Professor Ladd Keith was featured in a December 30, 2020 America Adapts podcast: "The 2020 Climate Year in Review."

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Architecture Senior Lecturer Damon Leverett on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Design Arts

At the Michigan ASLA 2020 conference held in October, Damon Leverett discussed strategies for how design-oriented organizations can address concerns and conversations about equity, diversity and inclusion and translate them into action. View the presentation.

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Master of Landscape Architecture Students Receive Elizabeth "Liba" Wheat Prize for COVID-Responsive Park Design

For Hope Rock Park, Paige Anthony '21 MLA and Ramzy Bejjani '21 MLA chose a linear open space area five miles south of downtown Tucson along the Santa Cruz River, sandwiched between a residential neighborhood and a large shopping center.

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Planning Professor Ladd Keith on Heat as an Emerging Climate Risk for Urban, Low-Income Communities

CAPLA’s Ladd Keith was quoted extensively in a Climate XChange story on how, in Las Vegas, Nevada, hotter days will impact low-income, Black and Brown residents the most.