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.
Learn more about new faculty member, Dylan Stevenson, in this Q&A including his focus on indigenous issues within the built environment and his passion for sewing!
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.
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.
Being a part of the LGBTQ+ or underrepresented minority communities in Seattle could impact opportunities for remote work according to new research. | MyNorthwest
Brooke Bradford is an alumna of the MIPM program, (Master of Infrastructure Planning and Management), and completed her degree while simultaneously serving as Community Development Coordinator for the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict. Learn more about her experience balancing full time employment alongside the MIPM program in this alumni spotlight piece.
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.”
“What you’re seeing is just another recalibration of the sorts that have been going on for time immemorial between employers and communities,” said Chuck Wolfe, a multinational urbanism consultant and affiliate professor at the University of Washington. | Geek Wire
Join the UDP Professionals Council for a lecture on May 24 at 6:00 p.m. in Architecture Hall 147.
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.