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Oct. 27, 2020

Lecture Recap and Video: Tamika L. Butler on the Practice of Equitable Planning

Tamika L. Butler focuses on shining a light on inequality, inequity and social justice. In this CAPLA lecture, she challenges the audience of students, academics and urban planning professionals to consider the equitability and impact their planning decisions have on marginalized communities.

Oct. 23, 2020

Lecture Recap and Video: Kiel Moe on Architecture, Ecology and Appearance

Kiel Moe is practicing architect and the Gerald Sheff Professor of Architecture at McGill University. He joined CAPLA for a virtual lecture titled "Architecture, Ecology and Appearance." Watch the lecture.

EMT members at Stadium Rowhouse #1 Oct. 22, 2020

Student EMTs Find New Home in Rowhouse Designed and Built by Architecture Students

A new rowhouse, designed and built by undergraduate students as part of CAPLA Design/Build, proved to be the "perfect fit" for a student EMS team. The rowhouse, which is the first of several under design and construction, opened in Summer 2020.

Courtney Crosson Oct. 15, 2020

Equitable Green Infrastructure Research Led by Architecture Assistant Professor Courtney Crosson Featured in ScienceDaily

Research exploring the potential of green infrastructure for mitigating flood impacts, particularly related to the mobility of low-income and minority communities, was published in a National Institute for Transportation and Communities report led by Courtney Crosson and featured in ScienceDaily.

Anello Restaurant exterior. Oct. 8, 2020

Anello, Designed by Architecture Lecturer Oscar Lopez, Featured in ArchDaily and designboom

Anello Restaurant, designed by CAPLA Lecturer of Architecture Oscar Lopez and his firm s p a c e BUREAU, was featured in ArchDaily, the world's most visited architecture website, and designboom, a design-oriented site based in Milan, Beijing and New York City.

MS Urban Planning students Oct. 6, 2020

UArizona Urban Planning Graduate Student Project Helps City of Tucson Address Displacement Risk, Wins State Planning Award

Students from the CAPLA’s MS Urban Planning program have been recognized by the American Planning Association Arizona chapter for their work with the City of Tucson on planning and policy responses to displacement and gentrification.

Middle housing: rowhouses in Brooklyn, New York. Oct. 2, 2020

New Kid in Town: Missing Middle Housing

There’s a new urban development concept in town—it’s called missing middle housing. And Arthur C. Nelson, CAPLA professor of urban planning and real estate development, had a big part in making it happen, showcased in the new book Missing Middle Housing: Thinking Big and Building Small to Respond to Today's Housing Crisis.

Nancy Pollock-Ellwand Sept. 30, 2020

Walking, Cycling, Leading: Meet CAPLA Dean Nancy Pollock-Ellwand

In September 2020 College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture Dean Nancy Pollock-Ellwand, who joined CAPLA in 2017, was interviewed for the UArizona news site Lo Que Pasa. Read the interview on the CAPLA website.

Sept. 25, 2020

Lecture Recap and Video: Brandon Herman on Lessons from a Career Rover

Brandon Herman '12 MS Planning '14 MLA is a certified professional planner and licensed landscape architect. He joined CAPLA for a virtual lecture titled "Changing Course: Lessons from a Career Rover," and spoke to& CAPLA students about alternative career paths that they may have not yet considered. 

Three visitors stand in the temporary Parking Day parklet on Tucson's Fourth Avenue Sept. 25, 2020

Park(ing) Day 2020: Physically Distanced but Socially Connected

Park(ing) Day 2020, an annual worldwide event that encourages landscape architects, community members and students to transform metered parking spaces into temporary parklets, brought together MLA and BLA student's for CAPLA's project on Tucson's 4th Avenue.

WIAS Leadership Sept. 25, 2020

Bringing Color into the World of Architecture: CAPLA’s Women in Architecture Society in Conversation with NOMA Arizona President Carlos Murrieta

On September 11, Women in Architecture Society teamed up with NOMA Arizona President Carlos Murrieta to discuss equity, diversity and inclusion in a virtual roundtable event sponsored by the CAPLA Committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the American Institute of Architects Southern Arizona.

Nicole Iroz-Elardo Sept. 21, 2020

Transportation, Health Equity and Social Justice in Regional Transportation Planning

What can fine-scale spatial modeling of health impacts from long-range transportation plans do to support racial and social justice? More than you may realize, according to CAPLA’s Nicole Iroz-Elardo, assistant research professor of planning.

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