Sustainable Built Environments
Lecture Recap and Video: Sigrid Adriaenssens on 'Extraordinary Mechanics & Structural Innovation in Architecture'
Sigrid Adriaenssens lectures on "Extraordinary Mechanics & Structural Innovation in Architecture."
Lecture Recap and Video: Mónica Ramírez-Andreotta on 'Cultivating Science, Justice and Action Through Participatory Research Methods'
In this presentation, Ramírez-Andreotta will describe participatory research methods which advance exposure to science and communication strategies that visualize and translate environmental health research to action.
Lecture Recap and Video: Arlie Adkins on 'The Criticality of Context: Centering the Sociocultural in Planning and Urban Design Practice'
Arlie Adkins discusses "The Criticality of Context: Centering the Sociocultural in Planning and Urban Design Practice."
How does CAPLA help students find jobs? The largest Job Interview Fair so far opens doors.
The 12th Annual CAPLA Job Interview Fair, made possible by the Chasse Building Team and 22 other sponsors, was held February 10-11, 2022. For the first time, the interactive two-day event took place both online and in person and included 42 employers, 145 students and 536 interviews.
Ketchup, the Telephone and Cherry Coke: CAPLA Scholar Explains How World's Fairs Bring Inventions to the Public
World's fairs introduced us to Heinz ketchup, the Ferris wheel, the telephone and countless other now-ubiquitous innovations. Lisa Schrenk, a CAPLA associate professor who studies world's fairs, has helped establish a new institute to study how the events impact global society. Learn more in this interview.
Extreme heat is the deadliest climate hazard in the U.S. How are urban planners tackling it?
In a paper published in December 2021 in the Journal of the American Planning Association, ASU's Sara Meerow and UArizona's Ladd Keith analyzed the results of their extreme heat survey of planners from diverse cities across the United States to establish baseline information for a growing area of planning practice and scholarship that future research can build on.
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.”
Lecture Recap and Video: Jason Jurjevich on 'Navigating Differential Privacy In Decennial Census Data'
In this talk, Jason Jurjevich, associate professor of practice in the UArizona School of Geography, Development and Environment, reviews the history of data protections leading up to differential privacy and outlines important takeaways for planners and real estate professionals working with census data.
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.
Public Health Researchers Join Statewide Initiative to Prepare for Climate Impacts
Researchers at UArizona's Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and CAPLA are partnering with organizations across the state to implement interventions aimed at protecting Arizonans from heat hazards thanks to $2 million in funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Lecture Recap and Video: Linda C. Samuels on 'Infrastructural Opportunism, Infrastructural Urbanism, Infrastructural Optimism'
Linda C. Samuels, assistant professor of urban design at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, joins us for the CAPLA Lecture Series on the topic of "Infrastructural Opportunism, Infrastructural Urbanism, Infrastructural Optimism." View the video from Samuels' January 31, 2022 presentation.
The Right Tools for the Job: Georgia Pennington ’19 BS SBE, ’20 MS Urban Planning
Georgia Pennington, who is originally from Kansas City, Missouri, came to UArizona to study sustainability. While in the BS in Sustainable Built Environments program, she found herself most drawn to the urban planning courses, so then enrolled in the MS Urban Planning accelerated master’s program option. Upon graduation, she accepted a planning job with the City of Tucson.