School of Landscape Architecture & Planning News & Headlines

Chris Nelson speaks from behind a podium in the Sundt Gallery

Planning Professor’s Efforts on Leaving a Legacy Showcased by the APA Foundation

Arthur C. Nelson, professor of planning and real estate development, is featured in the American Planning Association Foundation’s 2019 Year in Review for his work on two endeavors: FutureShape and scholarship endowments.

CAPLA Faculty Make an Impact at TENWEST

Tucson’s TENWEST Impact Festival featured speakers, exhibitors, and entertainers from the Tucson community and beyond.

Ladd Keith Receives Urban Land Institute Award

The Assistant Professor of Planning and Chair of Sustainable Built Environments has been honored with the Rising Star Award from the Urban Land Institute Advisory Services Panel Program.

Pocket Parks on Park(ing) Day 2019

MLA students in the American Society of Landscape Architects Student Chapter designed and installed a colorful pocket park for Park(ing) Day 2019.

Affordable Housing Project Receives National Recognition

An innovative mixed-income housing development designed by an interdisciplinary team of CAPLA students was awarded Second Place/Honorable Mention in the 2019 Bank of America Merrill Lynch Low-Income Housing Challenge.

Students conduct a soil percolation test

CAPLA Receives Top Spots in 2018 EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge

For the second year in a row, two of the six winning teams in the EPA Campus Rainworks Challenge were from Bo Yang's third year master of landscape architecture design studio.

MLA Students Receive Award for Water Harvesting Design

Three student teams created innovative green infrastructure designs for a portion of the University of Arizona’s main campus that prioritized stormwater harvesting and flood mitigation.

CAPLA students receive national awards in the 2017 EPA Campus Rainworks Challenge

Two of the six winning teams in the 2017 EPA Campus Rainworks Challenge were from Bo Yang's third year master of landscape architecture design studio.

CAPLA Students Develop Award-winning Complete Streets Framework

A team of eight CAPLA students worked with Living Streets Alliance and the City of Tucson to provide a framework for development of a Complete Streets Policy that will support safe, equitable, and healthy streets that encourage economic growth within districts throughout the city.

Planning students

MS Planning Students Make Professional Connections through Internships

Students in CAPLA's MS Planning program share stories of their recent internship experiences at a variety of places, from government agencies to private firms, in Tucson and halfway across the country.

Phillip Stoker

Philip Stoker Published in Science of the Total Environment

Philip Stoker, assistant professor of landscape architecture and planning, published an article in Science of the Total Environment: "Determinants of single family residential water use across scales in four western US cities."