School of Landscape Architecture & Planning News & Headlines

James Brian Marian

CAPLA Lecturer James Brian Marian Provides Insight on Commercial Real Estate Trends in CommercialCafe Interview

Adjunct Lecturer in Real Estate Development James Marian was interviewed for an article in CommercialCafe, one of the nation’s leading commercial real estate blogs.

Sweetwater Wetlands

Is Tucson’s Water Secure? CAPLA Researchers Compare the Old Pueblo with Cities in Mexico and Argentina to Find Out

CAPLA researchers Adriana Zuniga-Teran and Philip Stoker partner with researchers from UArizona, Hermosillo, Mexico and Mendoza, Argentina to explore urban water security in the arid Americas.

EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge Winning Team

CAPLA-Led UArizona Team Takes Second Place in EPA’s Eighth Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge

For the third year in a row, a University of Arizona student team led by CAPLA Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Bo Yang was selected as a winner in EPA’s Campus RainWorks Challenge.

Tucson Sun Link Modern Streetcar

Planning Professor Arthur C. Nelson Shares Analysis and Lessons from Development around Tucson’s Sun Link Modern Streetcar

Professor of Planning and Urban Design Arthur C. Nelson teamed with doctoral student Robert Hibberd and MRED and MS Urban Planning students to conduct research highlighted recently in TREND Report.

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First-Year Master of Landscape Architecture Students Find Inspiration and Delight Exploring Southern California

Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture Kirk Dimond leads MLA students on a weeklong excursion of significant urban landscapes, spaces and design firms in Los Angeles and San Diego.

Helen Erickson

CAPLA Heritage Conservation Project Director Guides Urban Planning Graduates and Neighbors in Creating a Cultural Asset App for Tucson

Each year Helen Erickson brings together graduate students in her preservation planning course with neighborhood residents on a project designed to benefit the community. This year they created the Tucson Community Treasures app.

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The University of Arizona Launches New Bachelor of Landscape Architecture to Meet Growing Demand for Landscape Architects

With CAPLA’s renowned faculty and facilities, the BLA provides a robust, studio-based curriculum for University of Arizona undergraduate students to become highly successful landscape architects.

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Are You from the West? Arizona In-State Tuition Pricing for Select CAPLA Master’s Programs Now Available

The University of Arizona Master of Architecture, MS Architecture, Master of Landscape Architecture and MS Urban Planning now participate in Western Regional Graduate Program pricing, offering a significant savings to students from qualifying states.

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CAPLA Master of Landscape Architecture Receives STEM Designation

STEM designation for the Master of Landscape Architecture acknowledges the innovative, technical nature of the graduate program while enabling eligible international students to extend their post-degree stay in the U.S.

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CAPLA Partners with UPC Lima to Launch Global Microcampus Program in Sustainable Built Environments

Classes convened for CAPLA’s first microcampus program on March 26, 2020, a unique marrying of UArizona’s BS in Sustainable Built Environments with UPC’s Bachelor of Architecture.

Lauri Macmillan Johnson

School of Landscape Architecture and Planning Director Featured in Landscape Architecture Magazine Article on Teaching Online

Lauri Macmillan Johnson, director of the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning and professor of landscape architecture, was featured in a Landscape Architecture Magazine article on how landscape architecture higher ed programs are managing the transition to online courses forced by the coronavirus pandemic.

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CAPLA Faculty Lead Efforts to Move Design and Studio Courses Online

With all Arizona courses being taught fully online for the remainder of the semester, some faculty members are preparing for a first-time venture. CAPLA faculty quickly came up with a plan to give colleagues a virtual hand.