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CAPLA Students and Faculty Partner with Local First Arizona to Help Organizations Develop Sustainability Plans
Assistant Professor of Architecture Altaf Engineer and Lecturer in Architecture Sandra Bernal-Cordova helped build the SCALE UP curriculum and train its facilitators, and are now preparing to engage CAPLA students and recent graduates in the award-winning, community-oriented program.
Sustainable Built Environments Faculty Provide Insight on New Study of Urban Heat Disparities in Tucson and Other Western Cities
New research on neighborhood-by-neighborhood heat differences across Tucson—and 19 other cities in the West—has garnered additional insight by Assistant Professor of Planning and Sustainable Built Environments Ladd Keith and Assistant Research Scientist Adriana Zuniga.
88 students participated in 334 interviews conducted by 28 employers in an all-digital format at the 11th Annual Job Interview Fair held over a two-day span in February 2021. For the first time, CAPLA added sponsorships and scholarships to the dynamic event.
Rainwater Harvesting Analysis by Hunter Lohse ’22 MLA Takes Second Prize at UArizona 2021 Student Showcase
Hunter Lohse '22 MLA was awarded second prize in the UArizona 2021 Student Showcase categories of Sustainability and Environmental Impact for his project Free Water: An Analysis of Potential Impacts of Large-Scale Residential Rainwater Harvesting, which calculates the potential impacts of rainwater harvesting if implemented by single-family homes across Tucson.
In this "lightning talk," CAPLA Futures Council Chair Richard Johnson addresses the current unprecedented surge in climate action and facilitates a conversation about what this means for the future of the built environment and for CAPLA.
CAPLA Real Estate Lecturer James Marian Provides Insight on 2021's Cities with the Most Leveraged Mortgage Debtors for WalletHub
In WalletHub's evaluation of 2021's cities with the most overleveraged mortgage debtors, the financial information resource turned to real estate experts like James Marian, adjunct lecturer in real estate development, for insight.
CAPLA, Mrs. Green’s World and Pima County Team Up to Increase Participation in County’s Sustainable Action Plan
CAPLA Lecturer in Architecture Sandra Bernal-Cordova is collaborating with Mrs. Green's World and Pima County to design, implement and evaluate a new "Sustainable Action Plan for County Operations" engagement program for county employees.
CAPLA Dean Nancy Pollock-Ellwand discusses the importance of heritage conservation and the fascinating work she does as a "mission expert" and former co-chair of the World Heritage Evaluation Panel for the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS).
Oscar Lopez, CAPLA senior lecturer in architecture and founder of Tucson architecture firm s p a c e BUREAU, was one of only three architects nationwide to receive the 2021 Associates Award from the American Institute of Architects.
Dallas, Texas Turns to CAPLA Planning and Sustainable Built Environments Professor and ULI for Guidance Following Natural Disasters
Ladd Keith, assistant professor of planning and sustainable built environments, chaired the Urban Land Institute Advisory Services Panel that evaluated and made recommendations on rebuilding a Dallas neighborhood following a devastating tornado. Keith also provided insight into the recent Texas power grid failure.
Lecture Recap and Video: Altaf Engineer on Synergies between Research, Practice and Education in Health and the Built Environment
In this talk, CAPLA Assistant Professor of Architecture Altaf Engineer examines the transformational impact of health-related design research on real-world outcomes, architectural practice and education.
New solar panels and a rooftop garden on the university's ENR2 building, a project headed by a team that includes Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture Kirk Dimond and Professor of Landscape Architecture Margaret Livingston, not only generate electricity but also create unique environmental research opportunities.