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Global Collaboration Studying Untold Narratives About Sustainable and Equitable Urban Change

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.

Seattle Urban Eco-Evo Research Collaboration Network Workshop

Dr. Marina Alberti recently led the 2023 Seattle Urban Eco-Evo Research Collaboration Network Workshop, hosting a total of 40 in-person and virtual attendees from 25 universities around the globe. The Urban Eco Evo NET is a NSF funded collaboration research network to advance the study and understanding of urban eco-evolutionary dynamics and potential implications for human and ecological wellbeing.

Schizophrenic Perspectives and the Built Environment: The Story of Jacques Besse

In response to the “insipient musicality” of the built environment of a busy intersection in Paris, French composer Jacques Besse stepped out into oncoming traffic. Learn more about the relationship between schizophrenic perspectives and the complexity of urban environments in this English translation of Besse’s work by UW UDP’s own Keith Harris.

CBE Community, Environment, and Planning alum encounters experiences of a lifetime during his undergraduate career

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.”

Video: UDP Lecture Series- Lauren Hood, Rosa Lopez, and Madeleine Spencer

Creating great urban neighborhoods and taking action for environmental justice go hand in hand. Through their work, Lauren Hood, Rosa Lopez, and Madeleine Spencer discussed that crucial connection and ways we can envision and attain just and sustainable future cities. Learn more in this recording of their discussion in the UDP lecture series.