School of Landscape Architecture & Planning News & Headlines

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As Rural Western Towns Grow, So Do Their Planning Challenges

A new study by Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning Philip Stoker examines the planning challenges that residents and officials in the rural mountain American West have been watching unfold for years at "gateway communities."

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Study Predicts Millions of Unsellable Homes Could Upend Market

CAPLA Professor Arthur C. Nelson's recently published research undermines the classic "big promise" in homeownership: that a home, after it's paid off, can be sold for a retirement nest egg.

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CAPLA Professor Ladd Keith Discusses Urban Heat Islands in Las Vegas Review-Journal Article

Planning and Sustainable Built Environments Assistant Professor Ladd Keith was quoted in a recent Las Vegas Review-Journal article on urban heat islands and how heat and coronavirus bring a double threat to vulnerable populations.

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Urban Green Infrastructure Project Led by Landscape Architecture Professor Bo Yang Wins ASLA Honor Award for Research

Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning Professor Bo Yang has been awarded the prestigious Honor Award, Research from the American Society of Landscape Architects for the research project, "Particulate matter mitigation through urban green infrastructure: Research on optimization of block-scale green space."

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Tucson Verde Para Todos: CAPLA Faculty and Landscape Architecture Students Engage South Tucson Community through Green Infrastructure

Tucson Verde para Todos aims to address injustices around green infrastructure by promoting a strategy to address inequities in green infrastructure funding, siting and implementation through collaborative, participatory community engagement, as at Star Academic High School.

Downtown Tucson

Real Estate Development Lecturer James Brian Marian Facilitates Real Estate Research Council Meeting on COVID-19 Impact

Real Estate Development Lecturer James Brian Marian recently facilitated the Pima County Real Estate Research Council's first meeting on the impacts of COVID-19. The meeting's summary was published in the June 2020 issue of TREND Report.

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Planning and Sustainable Built Environments Professor Ladd Keith Featured in 'Heat, Health and COVID-19' Podcast

Planning and Sustainable Built Environments Assistant Professor Ladd Keith was featured in a June 30, 2020 Vitalyst Spark podcast on "Heat, Health and COVID-19," with a particular focus on Arizona.

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Urban Planning Professor Arlie Adkins Discusses Sidewalk Deficiencies in Cities in Bloomberg CityLab Article

Arlie Adkins, assistant professor of urban planning, was quoted in a recent article on the critical role that good pedestrian infrastructure plays in city life appearing in Bloomberg CityLab.

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CAPLA Research Scientist Adriana Zuniga Provides Insight on Climate Change for WalletHub’s ‘Best Beach Towns to Live In’

Adriana Zuniga, CAPLA and Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy assistant research scientist, notes how coastal communities may be severely impacted by climate change in the near future.

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Q&A with Real Estate Development Professor Gary Pivo: Should You Buy or Sell a House During the Pandemic?

Professor of Real Estate Development and Urban Planning Gary Pivo discusses COVID-19's impact on the housing market and what it could mean for prospective home buyers or sellers.

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Extreme Heat and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Global Heat Health Information Network Launches Comprehensive Online Resource

CAPLA Assistant Professor of Planning and Sustainable Built Environments Ladd Keith contributes urban planning and local governance information to resource that focuses on managing the health risks of extreme heat during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CAPLA Places Four Finalist Teams in Solar Decathlon Design Challenge, Including a Winner and Honorable Mention

For the third year in a row, at least one College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture student team was named a finalist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon Design Challenge—and this year a CAPLA team won its division.