CAPLA faculty, students and alumni create projects and other work that are wide-ranging and far-reaching—always with an eye towards a more sustainable built environment.
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Narrated through speculative design, The Floating City by Kate Stuteveill tells the story of a future world dealing with rapidly rising sea levels and population growth, by proposing a new type of community that can inhabit a world we have yet to build upon: the water’s surface.
El Camino Verde is a project by Master of Landscape Architecture students Emily Lorenz, Heather Schmidt, Irene Pineda, Austin Young, and Jordan Lawson that creates solutions for addressing the hottest land plot in Tucson, Arizona.
The research project re-House Modern by Damon Leverett is a prefabricated modular housing concept made of recycled HDPE plastic that is formed into individual building components.
Secrets of Sense, a project by MS Architecture students Tasbeeh Alaqtum and Sara Ghaemi, stimulates human senses to better appreciate the serenity and beauty of the Vulture Mountains Recreation Area in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Humberto Lopez Villanueva's project, Primer Hogar, Communal-Living Housing, which is set near the U.S.-Mexico border, is developed with three different performance realms: cultural specificity, context mediation and fostering community.
Bill Mackey’s Worker Transit Authority is a display of mock planning projects created by a mock planning authority. The Worker Transit Authority asks the community, "How do you move through the city?"
Kittitash Chaikunpon's project, Beacon, A Future of Public Space, which is set in New Orleans, explores the notion of a future for public space in the digital age where technologies and social medias are more pertinent to everyday life.
For the third year in a row, a University of Arizona student team led by CAPLA Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Bo Yang was selected as a winner in EPA’s Campus RainWorks Challenge.
CAPLA Heritage Conservation Project Director Guides Urban Planning Graduates and Neighbors in Creating a Cultural Asset App for Tucson
Each year Helen Erickson brings together graduate students in her preservation planning course with neighborhood residents on a project designed to benefit the community. This year they created the Tucson Community Treasures app.
Designed by CAPLA Assistant Professor of Architecture Christopher Trumble and Washington University in St. Louis Associate Professor of Urban Design Linda Samuels and built with CAPLA students and others, CITY High School's Sustainability Laboratory and Urban Garden (SLUG) converted an unusable alleyway into a dynamic, multipurpose space.