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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.

Tracing Architecture June 23, 2020

Architecture Professor of Practice Michael Kothke Featured in New Tracing Architecture Podcast

Michael Kothke, associate professor of practice in the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture at the University of Arizona, was featured in the inaugural episode of Tracing Architecture, a podcast that explores the layers of architecture as a profession and a passion.

Where the sidewalk ends... June 22, 2020

Urban Planning Professor Arlie Adkins Discusses Sidewalk Deficiencies in Cities in Bloomberg CityLab Article

Arlie Adkins, assistant professor of urban planning, was quoted in a recent article on the critical role that good pedestrian infrastructure plays in city life appearing in Bloomberg CityLab.

Aerial view of beach June 18, 2020

CAPLA Research Scientist Adriana Zuniga Provides Insight on Climate Change for WalletHub’s ‘Best Beach Towns to Live In’

Adriana Zuniga, CAPLA and Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy assistant research scientist, notes how coastal communities may be severely impacted by climate change in the near future.

View of CAPLA gridshell from interior, looking up June 17, 2020

Cross-Disciplinary Research to Reshape the Built Environment: DesignIntelligence Interviews Research Associate Dean Barbara Bryson

Barbara Bryson was interviewed this spring in DesignIntelligence in a wide-ranging conversation about research, UArizona’s RESTRUCT research symposium and “how design, construction and ownership communities can use research to build for the future.”

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