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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."

University of Arizona and Star Academic High School students at work on green infrastructure July 25, 2020

Tucson Verde Para Todos: CAPLA Faculty and Landscape Architecture Students Engage South Tucson Community through Green Infrastructure

Tucson Verde para Todos aims to address injustices around green infrastructure by promoting a strategy to address inequities in green infrastructure funding, siting and implementation through collaborative, participatory community engagement, as at Star Academic High School.

Downtown Tucson July 24, 2020

Real Estate Development Lecturer James Brian Marian Facilitates Real Estate Research Council Meeting on COVID-19 Impact

Real Estate Development Lecturer James Brian Marian recently facilitated the Pima County Real Estate Research Council's first meeting on the impacts of COVID-19. The meeting's summary was published in the June 2020 issue of TREND Report.

Boy with face mask July 9, 2020

Planning and Sustainable Built Environments Professor Ladd Keith Featured in 'Heat, Health and COVID-19' Podcast

Planning and Sustainable Built Environments Assistant Professor Ladd Keith was featured in a June 30, 2020 Vitalyst Spark podcast on "Heat, Health and COVID-19," with a particular focus on Arizona.

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