Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Downtown Tucson and Sentinel Peak at sunset April 12, 2021

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.

Green infrastructure work at Star Academic High School in Tucson April 7, 2021

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.

Carla A. Campos March 3, 2021

Designing a Resilient Future: Carla A. Campos '22 BS SBE UArizona, B Arch UPC Lima

Carla A. Campos is a fourth-year architecture undergraduate student at UPC Lima in Peru. Through CAPLA’s innovative microcampus program, she’s also pursuing her BS in Sustainable Built Environments program at the University of Arizona.

Diverse students and faculty in CAPLA's Underwood Garden Jan. 20, 2021

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.

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