A new international research partnership aims to spark dialogue and learning through storytelling about sustainable and equitable urban development. Collaborators from five global cities have partnered to shift common practices of how stories of successful urban change are told and who tells them.
“I’m exactly where I want to be.” For associate professor of Urban Design and Planning Jan Whittington, this statement sums up her feelings about being on the faculty of a large public university, doing what she loves, with good opportunities to secure research funding. Read Jan’s interview with The Whole U.
Elijah Mason stepped through the door of his second-ever UW College of Built Environments (CBE) class. He was nervous, but also excited. “I chose the course because it was a planning practicum,” explains Mason. “We were going to be doing real work for the community, not just handing in assignments.”
Join the UDP Professionals Council for a lecture on May 24 at 6:00 p.m. in Architecture Hall 147.
Manish Chalana, associate professor of urban design and planning, talks about the future of downtowns across America by looking at the past. Video. | 23 abc
As a visiting scholar in the Department of Urban Design and Planning, Chung Ho Kim has three goals: reconnect, research, and refresh.
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.
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.”
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
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. Beginning with his UW thesis analyzing the evolution of Seattle’s popular housing types, John has been a leader in Pacific Northwest urban design for nearly 50 years. His sketches and renderings span the breadth of city, architecture, and natural systems observation as well as cultural critiques and celebrations over decades. This exhibit offered a rare opportunity to see John’s process and progress behind the scenes.
He dedicated the show to the Equity Fund and the students it has and will support.
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