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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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Architecture Lecturer Bill Mackey’s Book ‘Guess That Arroyo’ Sheds Playful Light on the Tucson Region Watershed

“Arroyos on the desert are magic,” writes CAPLA Lecturer in Architecture Bill Mackey in the introduction to his new bilingual book Guess That Arroyo: Tucson, developed in collaboration with the Watershed Management Group's River Run Network.

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USGBC Senior Fellow Mark Ginsberg Inspires and Empowers the Next Generation of Green Designers, Practitioners and Leaders

University of Arizona graduate Mark Ginsberg has long been a leader in sustainable design, energy efficiency and renewable energy. Now he is helping students at CAPLA and UArizona to become the future visionaries the world needs to continue charting a more sustainable path.

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Feature on Tucson Urban Food Forest in the Guardian Quotes Sustainable Built Environments Professor Ladd Keith

A March 21, 2023 feature on Tucson’s Dunbar/Spring neighborhood in The Guardian, “‘A living pantry’: how an urban food forest in Arizona became a model for climate action,” quotes CAPLA Assistant Professor of Planning and Sustainable Built Environments Ladd Keith.

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PlaceMakers and Strong Towns Turn to Arthur C. Nelson for Insight on How the Shifting 'Boomer Bulge' Impacts America’s Housing Market

Professor Emeritus of Urban Planning and Real Estate Development Arthur C. Nelson was recently featured in a two-part interview for PlaceMakers and in an article in Strong Towns, both focusing on how there may soon be too many homes for too few buyers and renters across the country.