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  • Visiting Scholar: Chung Ho Kim

    July 3, 2022

    As a visiting scholar in the Department of Urban Design and Planning, Chung Ho Kim has three goals: reconnect, research, and refresh.

  • UW students win ASFPM competition

    May 24, 2022

    A team of UW students, including CBE student Ziyang Liu, won 1st place and a $1000 scholarship at the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) 12th Annual Collegiate Student Paper Competition for their paper, “Threshold-Based Planning for Westport, Washington: a Case Study.

  • CEP Senior, Talia Kertsman, recognized in Husky 100

    April 26, 2022

    Talia Kertsman looking at the camera

    Congratulations Talia, CEP Senior '22, for being recognized as a #Husky100 student! "I hope to work at the intersection of equitable community development and education, thinking about how students and educators can co-create spaces of learning, inside and outside the classroom." READ MORE

  • Bothell banned cars from Main Street in response to COVID. They may never return

    April 6, 2022

    Branden Born, associate professor of urban design and planning, talks about how the pandemic provided cities with an opportunity to explore and experiment. | The Seattle Times

  • Student Spotlight | Peter T. Dunn

    February 18, 2022

    We sat down with PhD candidate, Peter T. Dunn, to hear about his research within the College of Built Environments and what has made his time here as both a student and teacher successful. Please introduce yourself. P: I’m a student in the interdisciplinary PhD program in Urban Design and Planning. I have also worked…

  • Mind’s Eye Sketchbook: Celebrating 50 years of art and observation by John Owen

    December 3, 2021

    On November 18th, we celebrated long-time friend of the Department, John Owen. John - artist, urban designer, architect, planner, and storyteller - is Partner Emeritus at MAKERS Architecture and Urban Design. As a keen observer of built and natural environments, John has spent his career creating transformative urban spaces that foster healthy people and communities.…

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