CAPLA Equity, Diversity & Inclusion News & Headlines

View the latest news and headlines relating to equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives, projects and research at the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture.

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Laura Carr

Office of the Provost Grants Senior Lecturer Laura Carr $200,000 for Native People's Design Coalition

Laura Carr, a Senior Lecturer in Architecture at the College of Architecture, Planning & Landscape Architecture, is part of a team that secured a $200,000 grant for the Native People's Design Coalition. This grant will support their efforts in collaborating with tribal communities to plan and design sustainable and resilient built environments.

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HUD grant recipients

Drachman Institute Will Help Establish New Center to Study Housing Equity and Sustainability with $3M Federal Grant

Researchers from the UArizona Drachman Institute, along with colleagues from ASU, NAU and the University of New Mexico, will research housing security, climate and health with a focus on Hispanic and underserved communities in the arid Southwest.

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Seth Asare Okyere

Nature Sustainability Article by CAPLA Emerging Faculty Fellow Proposes Model for Sustainability Transition in the Global South

Seth Okyere, a CAPLA visiting assistant professor and Emerging Faculty Fellow, contributed to an article published this summer in Nature Sustainability, which publishes significant original research about sustainability, including policy dimensions and possible solutions.

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Casa Verde render

UArizona Architecture Students Make Impact on – and are Impacted by – 2023 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge

Two B.Arch student teams made the finals of this year's Solar Decathlon Design Challenge, while the Casa Verde team took third place in the Attached Housing Division. As much as we tout the students’ success, however, the more significant impact is on the students themselves.

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Biosphere 2

Reimagining the City in a Changing World: UArizona Hosts Inaugural Urban Humanities Global (Un)Conference

The inaugural Urban Humanities Global (Un)Conference held in Tucson March 3-5, 2023 will draw close to a hundred scholars, practitioners and community leaders to the Sonoran Desert to chart a path forward for the next generation of spatial transdisciplinary research, design and public engagement.

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Ghana street and residences

Ghana Digitized Its Address System: Its Failure Offers Lessons to Other African Countries Creating Smart Cities

Research by Seth Asare Okyere, CAPLA visiting assistant professor of urban planning, and Louis Kusi Frimpong, Matthew Abunyewah and Stephen Kofi Diko, show that digitalization initiatives in Ghana need to take local factors and engagement into account if they’re going to succeed.