Urban Planning

Chris Nelson speaks from behind a podium in the Sundt Gallery Feb. 14, 2020

Planning Professor’s Efforts on Leaving a Legacy Showcased by the APA Foundation

Arthur C. Nelson, professor of planning and real estate development, is featured in the American Planning Association Foundation’s 2019 Year in Review for his work on two endeavors: FutureShape and scholarship endowments.

Ladd Keith and Doug Parsons talk during America Adapts Podcast Jan. 30, 2020

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.

Julian Griffee in Albania Jan. 10, 2020

Coverdell Fellow Profile: Julian Griffee '20 MS Urban Planning

Julian Griffee served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Albania before joining CAPLA's Master of Urban Planning program.

Dec. 20, 2019

Samuel Jensen Selected as NITC Student of the Year

This prestigious annual award goes to just one graduate student among the six National Institutes of Transportation and Communities member universities.

Dec. 10, 2019

Arthur C. Nelson Endows Student Fellowship

It will provide support to incoming or current graduate students enrolled full-time in the Master of Science in Urban Planning or Master of Real Estate Development programs who demonstrate superior academic promise and professional commitment to their chosen field of study. Many thanks to Chris Nelson, Professor of Urban Planning and Real Estate Development, for his generous support of our incredible students.

Dec. 2, 2019

2019 Transportation Research

The University of Arizona is part of the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), one of five National University Transportation Centers funded by the United States Department of Transportation. NITC is a network transportation researchers and educators from Portland State University, University of Utah, University of Oregon, Oregon Institute of Technology, and University of Texas Arlington.

Nov. 12, 2019

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.

Oct. 18, 2019

CAPLA Faculty Make an Impact at TENWEST

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

Oct. 10, 2019

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.

Oct. 2, 2019

Urban Planning Students Win State Award

The award-winning student team worked with communities in the Globe-Miami region of Arizona to craft a framework plan that focused on health, community, environment, connectivity, and economic growth.

Oct. 1, 2019

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."

Sept. 3, 2019

Planning Student Selected as 2020 ADOT/TRB Minority Fellow

As Tucson awaits the up-oming drop of hundreds of shared electric-scooters (or e-scooters) on our streets, one CAPLA student investigates how local agencies regulate these third-party companies to encourage safe, equitable, and responsible operation.

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