Urban Planning

Aerial view of beach June 18, 2020

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.

Worker Transit Authority, by Bill Mackey June 17, 2020

Worker Transit Authority: Bill Mackey, Lecturer in Architecture

Bill Mackey’s Worker Transit Authority is a display of mock planning projects created by a mock planning authority. The Worker Transit Authority asks the community, "How do you move through the city?"

June 16, 2020

The Spaces That Exist Between Private Properties: Bill Mackey, Lecturer in Architecture

“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.”

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. June 15, 2020

A Deeper Appreciation for Context: Gina Chorover, Lecturer in Planning and Landscape Architecture

“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.”

Blurred person with hot sun June 3, 2020

Extreme Heat and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Global Heat Health Information Network Launches Comprehensive Online Resource

CAPLA Assistant Professor of Planning and Sustainable Built Environments Ladd Keith contributes urban planning and local governance information to resource that focuses on managing the health risks of extreme heat during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sweetwater Wetlands May 6, 2020

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.

Tucson Sun Link Modern Streetcar April 27, 2020

Planning Professor Arthur C. Nelson Shares Analysis and Lessons from Development around Tucson’s Sun Link Modern Streetcar

Professor of Planning and Urban Design Arthur C. Nelson teamed with doctoral student Robert Hibberd and MRED and MS Urban Planning students to conduct research highlighted recently in TREND Report.

Helen Erickson April 14, 2020

CAPLA Heritage Conservation Project Director Guides Urban Planning Graduates and Neighbors in Creating a Cultural Asset App for Tucson

Each year Helen Erickson brings together graduate students in her preservation planning course with neighborhood residents on a project designed to benefit the community. This year they created the Tucson Community Treasures app.

Tucson Mountains at sunset March 30, 2020

Are You from the West? Arizona In-State Tuition Pricing for Select CAPLA Master’s Programs Now Available

The University of Arizona Master of Architecture, MS Architecture, Master of Landscape Architecture and MS Urban Planning now participate in Western Regional Graduate Program pricing, offering a significant savings to students from qualifying states.

Online teaching graphic March 17, 2020

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.

Ariel Fry March 2, 2020

Making Public Spaces Matter: Ariel Fry ’20 MS Urban Planning

Ariel Fry ’20 MS Urban Planning recalls walking in downtown Tucson one day seven years ago, thinking about how unfriendly the landscape was. Not the Sonoran Desert landscape—being from the small town of Ajo, Arizona, she was familiar with the rugged and beautiful desert.

Feb. 21, 2020

Community-Driven: Lena Porell '20 MS Urban Planning

Lena Porell served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Namibia before joining CAPLA's Master of Urban Planning program.

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