Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Downtown Tucson Feb. 24, 2022

Sustainable Built Environments Professor Ladd Keith Provides Insight for CBS Story on Tucson’s Climate Action Goal

Ladd Keith, CAPLA assistant professor of planning and sustainable built environments, was quoted in a February 17, 2022 KOLD-TV story on Tucson’s goals to become carbon neutral by 2030. “We need to make sure the most vulnerable in our community are taken care of when we address climate change.”

Mabel O. Wilson Feb. 23, 2022

Lecture Recap and Video: Mabel O. Wilson on 'Can We Forget? A Memorial to Enslaved Laborers'

In this talk, Mabel O. Wilson, Nancy and George E. Rupp Professor in Architecture and Professor in African American and African Diaspora Studies at Columbia University, discusses her work to create the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers on the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Los Nopales Farmer's Market Feb. 14, 2022

Urban Food Systems: GLHN-Sponsored Architecture Studio Crafts Paradigm for a Sustainable Future

Assistant Architecture Professor Courtney Crosson is working with CAPLA students to design solutions for a more sustainable Tucson by 2050, thanks to sponsorship and advising by GLHN Architects & Engineers. In the Fall of 2021, students partnered with five community organizations to design sustainable urban food systems.

Tucson at night Jan. 20, 2022

Tucson Mayor Cites Research by CAPLA Urban Planning Professor in Editorial on Tucson’s Transportation Future

An editorial by Tucson Mayor Regina Romero published in Arizona Daily Star on January 16, 2022, addresses fair representation in the Regional Transportation Authority, referencing research by Associate Professor of Urban Planning Arlie Adkins, who notes that "voting structures with one vote per jurisdiction can disenfranchise urban residents and people of color."

Tayler Forsberg Dec. 21, 2021

A Passion for Construction and Sustainability: Tayler Forsberg '22 B Arch

Tayler Forsberg, who is from Rice Lake, Wisconsin, will graduate from the Bachelor of Architecture program in May 2022. He then plans to attend graduate school before working towards becoming a registered architect and, eventually, teaching.

Daniel Vega Dec. 16, 2021

Protecting and Celebrating: Daniel Vega '21 BS SBE, '24 M Arch

Yaqui tribe member Daniel Vega, who is from Tucson, graduated from the BS in Sustainable Built Environments program in December 2021. Continuing his passion for sustainable design, he is taking advantage of the CAPLA Master of Architecture accelerated master’s program (AMP), which he will complete in 2024.

Nov. 29, 2021

Will More Cities Hire a Chief Heat Officer? NBCLX Interviews Sustainable Built Environments Professor Ladd Keith

CAPLA Assistant Professor Ladd Keith, who worked with City of Los Angeles staff on its chief heat officer policy memo to create the new position, is interviewed by NBCLX to discuss the role of CHOs and how cities are better preparing for extreme heat.

Tucson 2050 public presentation Oct. 12, 2021

UArizona Architecture Students Design a More Sustainable Tucson Thanks to CAPLA Partnership with GLHN

Since 2017, GLHN Architects & Engineers has sponsored and provided technical advising on four architecture studios designed to craft a more sustainable Tucson by the year 2050. This year, the focus turns to urban food systems.

Irene Pineda in the Underwood Sonoran Garden Sept. 30, 2021

Accessibility for All: Irene Pineda ’22 MLA

Master of Landscape Architecture student Irene Pineda is from La Puente, California, located 20 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. She earned her BA in Communicative Disorders from San Francisco State University and served as a public school teacher before falling in love with the Sonoran Desert and joining the MLA program.

Angela Watson Sept. 17, 2021

CAPLA Futures Council Member Angela Watson Named President and CEO of Shepley Bulfinch

Shepley Bulfinch, a national architecture firm known for design excellence and innovation, has announced the appointment of Angela Watson FAIA to president and CEO. Watson is a long-time principal and design leader at the firm, as well as chair of the board. She has served on the CAPLA Futures Council, a multi-perspective advisory board to the CAPLA dean, since its inception in February 2019.

David Zúñiga Sept. 15, 2021

Thinking Critically: David Zúñiga ’23 B Arch

Bachelor of Architecture student David Zúñiga is from Nogales, Arizona. In this profile, he discusses his passion for cinema and architecture, how architecture school makes him a critical thinker, his experience in the CAPLA Hispanic student organization PUENTE, how he's learning to be patient and more.

Ash Avila Sept. 9, 2021

Meet Ash Avila ’23 BS SBE, 2022 Transportation Research Board Minority Student Fellow

Ash Avila, a Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments student from Nogales, Arizona, who will graduate in 2023, has been awarded an acclaimed Transportation Research Board (TRB) Minority Student Fellowship for 2022. Avila is one of 24 students selected by TRB.

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