Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

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CAPLA Launches Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Website and Built Environment Bibliography

In the summer of 2020, CAPLA was charged by alumni, students, faculty and staff to take urgent, college-wide action on equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI). Two outcomes of our action are the new CAPLA EDI website and EDI and the built environment bibliography.

Damon Leverett Jan. 7, 2021

Architecture Senior Lecturer Damon Leverett on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Design Arts

At the Michigan ASLA 2020 conference held in October, Damon Leverett discussed strategies for how design-oriented organizations can address concerns and conversations about equity, diversity and inclusion and translate them into action. View the presentation.

Las Vegas Dec. 1, 2020

Planning Professor Ladd Keith on Heat as an Emerging Climate Risk for Urban, Low-Income Communities

CAPLA’s Ladd Keith was quoted extensively in a Climate XChange story on how, in Las Vegas, Nevada, hotter days will impact low-income, Black and Brown residents the most.

Nov. 6, 2020

Lecture Recap and Video: Kendra Hyson on Ensuring Equity and Building Community

In this keynote lecture for the CAPLA Futures Council, Kendra Hyson MLA '15 discusses her work as co-founder of The Urban Studio and the impact she has seen through engaging young people in communities of color in the Washington, D.C. area and beyond.

Teresa Rosano Nov. 5, 2020

Architecture Professor of Practice Teresa Rosano Talks Building Accessibility and Inclusivity in New Interview

Teresa Rosano was interviewed on October 28, 2020 by the team at Ascension Wheelchair Lifts. Rosano, who is guiding a universal design studio for third-year B Arch students that is funded in part by Ascension and its parent company AGM, discusses the future of accessibility in architectural design and more.

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.

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.

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.

Ascension wheelchair lift with students and teacher (in wheelchair) on stage Aug. 25, 2020

UArizona College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture and Ascension Wheelchair Lifts Partner to Promote Universal Design

Architecture students in the CAPLA Integrations of Place Studio will learn about accessibility and universal design and have the opportunity to win $5,000 in prizes thanks to sponsorship by Ascension Wheelchair Lifts.

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.

Jenny Nguyen May 14, 2020

CAPLA Graduating Senior Jenny Nguyen One of Four Featured UArizona Graduates, Interviewed on Tucson ABC Affiliate

Jenny Nguyen '20 B Arch was selected as one of four featured University of Arizona graduating students among more than 11,000 graduates this semester.

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