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The University of Arizona

 •  November 28, 2017

The University of Arizona's Institute on Place and Wellbeing (UAIPW) has teamed up with the US General Services Administration (GSA) to carry out research that is providing GSA the data needed to develop best practices and policies to optimize workplace design for health. The “Wellbuilt for Wellbeing” study uses real-time wearable human health...

The University of Arizona

 •  November 8, 2017

The College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture at the University of Arizona is beginning its strategic planning process under the direction of Nancy Pollock-Ellwand, Ph.D., the new dean of the college. The process intends to be inclusive, asking for stakeholders at all levels to participate in a number of different activities. The...

The University of Arizona

 •  October 27, 2017

An interdisciplinary CAPLA studio project has been honored with the Arizona Chapter of the American Planning Association Best Student Planning Project Award for 2017. Planning Professor Arlie Adkins, Architecture professor Eduardo Guerrero, and Christopher Ortiz y Pino (MS Planning '17) attended the Awards luncheon in Ft McDowell, Arizona to...

The University of Arizona

 •  October 10, 2017

Many students in the Master of Landscape Architecture program completed a variety of diverse internships over the summer, some in Tucson with local firms, some across the country, and a few on the other side of the globe. A few of these students chose to share details of their internships, which connected them with professionals in the field and...

The University of Arizona

 •  September 29, 2017

A recent $3.75 million grant awarded to CLIMAS intends to research the relationship between adaptations to extreme climate and agriculture, water management, urban planning, indigenous communities and public health over the next five years. Ladd Keith a lecturer of Planning, is the principal investigator exploring the matters pertaining to urban...

The University of Arizona

 •  September 28, 2017

Landscape Architecture faculty member Kirk Dimond’s most recent article, “Sustainable roof selection: Environmental and contextual factors to be considered in choosing a vegetated roof or rooftop solar photovoltaic system”, co-authored with Amy Webb (3rd year Master of Landscape Architecture student and student ASLA president) appears in the...

The University of Arizona

 •  September 27, 2017

On September 15, the University of Arizona Student Chapter of the ASLA participated in PARK(ing) Day, an annual event during which local community members, students, and designers from across the country transform metered parking spaces into temporary parklets. The UofA's design, entitled “Opuntia Re-Connection” shared an AzASLA award with the ASU...

The University of Arizona

 •  September 27, 2017

Chris Nelson’s latest book has just been released: Market Demand-Based Planning and Permitting. It is published by the American Bar Association.This book addresses market demand-based permitting and building planning in municipalities and counties. It reviews implications for property rights, protecting the local economy, and preventing development...

The University of Arizona

 •  September 26, 2017

Last April, Drew Sanderford, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Planning, received two best paper awards at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the American Real Estate Society (ARES) in San Diego. "Residential Diffusion Indices for LEED, Energy Star, and the National Green Building Standard", co-authored with Elizabeth Cameron and Spenser Robinson of Central...

The University of Arizona

 •  September 15, 2017

Gary Pivo, Ph.D., Professor of Planning, represented the UN Environment Program Finance Initiative in support of an effort to deliver expert guidance to stimulate transition to Smart Sustainable Cities. The initiative released four new reports this September, 2017. Sixteen United Nations bodies contributed to the development of the reports, a...