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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.

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.

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. 

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.

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."

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