CAPLA Professor Arthur C. Nelson's recently published research undermines the classic "big promise" in homeownership: that a home, after it's paid off, can be sold for a retirement nest egg.
Associate Professor of Architecture Susannah Dickinson, who joined CAPLA in 2009 after practicing architecture full-time, sees teaching and research as an opportunity for personal growth and lifelong learning and also a chance to give back to the next generation of architects.
Assistant Professor of Architecture Altaf Engineer, who joined CAPLA in 2017, has always felt a deep responsibility to apply his knowledge and skills to address critical health, social and environmental issues affecting humans worldwide.
Lecturer in Real Estate Development and Urban Planning Brian Bidolli joined CAPLA in 2017. In addition to teaching in the Master of Real Estate Development program, he conducts market research programs for the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning.
Reshaping the Built Environment: Arthur C. Nelson, Professor of Urban Planning and Real Estate Development
Professor of Real Estate Development Arthur C. Nelson joined CAPLA in 2014. He is a leading researcher on transit-oriented development and how shifting demographics change housing demand and metropolitan development patterns.
Adjunct Lecturer in Real Estate Development James Brian Marian began at CAPLA in 2018. With a background in commercial real estate development, he not only teaches but also strives to help students find internships and career opportunities.
Assistant Professor of Urban Planning Kristina Currans, who has a background in civil engineering, began at CAPLA in 2017. She has a wide variety of research and other interests, with a particular focus on land-use development and transportation planning.
Senior Lecturer in Architecture Damon Leverett began at CAPLA in 2019. With a background in computer science and architecture, he brings a rich mix of architectural technology and systems design experience to the college.
Urban Planning Professor Arlie Adkins Discusses Sidewalk Deficiencies in Cities in Bloomberg CityLab Article
Arlie Adkins, assistant professor of urban planning, was quoted in a recent article on the critical role that good pedestrian infrastructure plays in city life appearing in Bloomberg CityLab.
CAPLA Research Scientist Adriana Zuniga Provides Insight on Climate Change for WalletHub’s ‘Best Beach Towns to Live In’
Adriana Zuniga, CAPLA and Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy assistant research scientist, notes how coastal communities may be severely impacted by climate change in the near future.
“Everything I do as an artist and architect comes into my teaching methodology. I try to think about problems creatively and research them through a multitude of lenses. I expect the same of my students.”
“What I love most is bringing the history of a place to the surface for people to see. When people understand the larger context of a building, site or city, they have a deeper appreciation for it.”