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Women in Green 2020 Sheroes Sept. 16, 2020

Architecture Lecturer Sandra Bernal-Cordova Named USGBC Women in Green 2020 'Shero' for September

The U.S. Green Building Council recognizes “Women in Green Sheroes”—women who “demonstrate how the power of purpose can shape our lives, our careers and our changing world.” This month, the honor was bestowed upon CAPLA Lecturer in Architecture Sandra Bernal-Cordova.

Michael and Diane Jacobs Sept. 10, 2020

Blueprint for Entrepreneurship: Innovative Architect Diane Reicher Jacobs ’88 B Arch on Starting Your Own Firm

Diane Reicher Jacobs ’88 B Arch left behind a successful trajectory in corporate architecture to start architecture firm Holly Street Studio in 1999. Here, she shares three valuable entrepreneurial lessons she's learned for designers and others striking out on their own.

Downtown Phoenix Sept. 4, 2020

Associate Professor of Architectural History Lisa Schrenk Provides Historic Context for Phoenix Home & Garden Story About Post-COVID-19

How will Phoenix, Arizona rise from the ashes of COVID-19? That's the question Phoenix Home & Garden magazine asked local design professionals for an August 3, 2020 story—including CAPLA's Lisa Schrenk, associate professor of architectural history.

Pedestrian crossing sign Sept. 3, 2020

Planning Associate Professor Arlie Adkins Discusses Pedestrian Fatalities in Arizona NPR Feature

Arlie Adkins, CAPLA associate professor of urban planning, provides insight on the pre-pandemic increase in pedestrian deaths in an August 28, 2020 Arizona Public Media (NPR) story in The Buzz titled "Revising the Danger to pedestrians in Tucson."

CAPLA Building at twilight Sept. 2, 2020

Architecture in the Time of COVID-19: CAPLA Students and Faculty Adjust to Online Learning

In a September 1 article in The Daily Wildcat, CAPLA faculty and students discuss measures to make hands-on studio courses work in an online setting, particularly in light of how students learn so much from each other in studio.

Sedona, Arizona Sept. 1, 2020

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."

Ascension wheelchair lift with students and teacher (in wheelchair) on stage Aug. 25, 2020

UArizona College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture and Ascension Wheelchair Lifts Partner to Promote Universal Design

Architecture students in the CAPLA Integrations of Place Studio will learn about accessibility and universal design and have the opportunity to win $5,000 in prizes thanks to sponsorship by Ascension Wheelchair Lifts.

Aerial view of subdivision Aug. 11, 2020

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.

Barbara Bryson Aug. 7, 2020

CAPLA Associate Dean for Research Barbara Bryson Featured in 'This is DesignIntelligence' Podcast

Associate Dean for Research, Professor of Practice and The Drachman Institute Director Barbara Bryson discusses the habits and processes that are destructive to the design industry in the 'This is DesignIntelligence' podcast.

Las Vegas sign Aug. 7, 2020

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.

CAPLA students with laptop in Underwood Garden Aug. 5, 2020

Introducing the CAPLA Student Technology Initiative: An Urgent Need for Students

CAPLA students are facing a critical moment—returning for the Fall 2020 semester without access to the technology they need to succeed. To help them bridge the gap, CAPLA launched the CAPLA Student Tech and Materials crowdfunding initiative at crowdfund.arizona.edu/caplatech

Illustration of city with green infrastructure July 28, 2020

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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