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.
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.
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.
Tucson’s TENWEST Impact Festival featured speakers, exhibitors, and entertainers from the Tucson community and beyond.
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.
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.
"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."
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.
An innovative mixed-income housing development designed by an interdisciplinary team of CAPLA students was awarded Second Place/Honorable Mention in the 2019 Bank of America Merrill Lynch Low-Income Housing Challenge.
All MS Urban Planning students complete a summer internship between their first and second year. Our internship coordinator, a practicing planning professional, guides students through the process of seeking out internship positions and equips them with professional skills that ensure their success.
A team of eight CAPLA students worked with Living Streets Alliance and the City of Tucson to provide a framework for development of a Complete Streets Policy that will support safe, equitable, and healthy streets that encourage economic growth within districts throughout the city.
Students in CAPLA's MS Planning program share stories of their recent internship experiences at a variety of places, from government agencies to private firms, in Tucson and halfway across the country.