Sustainable Built Environments

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CAPLA Places Four Finalist Teams in Solar Decathlon Design Challenge, Including a Winner and Honorable Mention

For the third year in a row, at least one College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture student team was named a finalist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon Design Challenge—and this year a CAPLA team won its division.

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Is Tucson’s Water Secure? CAPLA Researchers Compare the Old Pueblo with Cities in Mexico and Argentina to Find Out

CAPLA researchers Adriana Zuniga-Teran and Philip Stoker partner with researchers from UArizona, Hermosillo, Mexico and Mendoza, Argentina to explore urban water security in the arid Americas.

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The Path to Passionate Work | Gabby Abou-Zeid ’19 BS SBE

For Gabby Abou-Zeid, who graduated with her Bachelor's in Sustainable Build Environments in 2019, her path exploring transportation and urban planning has been anything but linear.

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CAPLA Partners with UPC Lima to Launch Global Microcampus Program in Sustainable Built Environments

Classes convened for CAPLA’s first microcampus program on March 26, 2020, a unique marrying of UArizona’s BS in Sustainable Built Environments with UPC’s Bachelor of Architecture.

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CAPLA Faculty Lead Efforts to Move Design and Studio Courses Online

With all Arizona courses being taught fully online for the remainder of the semester, some faculty members are preparing for a first-time venture. CAPLA faculty quickly came up with a plan to give colleagues a virtual hand.

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Planning Professor Ladd Keith Discusses Extreme Heat and Climate Change on America Adapts Podcast

Assistant Professor of Planning Ladd Keith was featured on America Adapts: The Climate Change Podcast.

Amy Webb named CAPLA’s First Recent Alumna of the Year

Amy Webb was named CAPLA's first Recent Alumna of the Year at this year's homecoming reception. Amy received her Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments in 2015 and a Master of Landscape Architecture in 2018. Amy is a Landscape Architect at Norris Design based in Tucson and has maintained meaningful ties with the CAPLA Community.

Students Evaluate Innovative Complete Streets Project in Tucson

In fall 2018, students in Arlie Adkins Transportation Planning Class worked with the City of Tucson and Living Streets Alliance to transform a dangerous car-centric intersection north of Downtown Tucson into a pedestrian friendly community hub.

Rachel LaMantia

Creating Healthier and More Resilient Homes | Rachel LaMantia '14 BS SBE '16 MS Arch

Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments and Master of Science in Architecture graduate Rachel LaMantia tried a number of programs at the University of Arizona before finding the SBE program, which kick-started her education and launched her career.

CAPLA Faculty Make an Impact at TENWEST

Tucson’s TENWEST Impact Festival featured speakers, exhibitors, and entertainers from the Tucson community and beyond.

Ladd Keith Receives Urban Land Institute Award

The Assistant Professor of Planning and Chair of Sustainable Built Environments has been honored with the Rising Star Award from the Urban Land Institute Advisory Services Panel Program.

Building Professional Relationships | Connor Harmon '16 BS SBE '17 MS Urban Planning

"I have a message for current students: while being knowledgeable in your profession is essential to job performance, I can’t stress enough how important building professional relationships with professors, mentors, and—in my case—residents, board members, and developers is toward professional success."

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