Bob Mugerauer | Decision Making

  Dr. Bob Mugerauer has completed work that brings to fruition much of his research conducted over the last ten years on health, and well-being. Specifically, problems concerning decision-making in the professions cover not only the environmental disciplines and practices but also health care and medical clinical practice. Joining many European and American physicians and…

Gil Kelley Lecture

UDP professions council fall lecture with Gil Kelley

Himanshu Grover | Community Resilience Handbook for Disaster Preparedness and Management

Dr. Himanshu Grover participated as an expert panelist by the US Consulate in Chennai at the launch of their Handbook on Disaster Management. This was an online event with an attendance of more than 500 people internationally. The handbook was compiled and prepared by Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) as part of the project…

Robert Freitag | Story Telling

Bob Freitag recently published an article on Storytelling in the Journal of Emergency Management. He also wrote a story that is currently being peer-reviewed, not on storytelling, but an actual resilience piece of fiction using the approach described in the referenced article. ABSTRACT Almost everyone can relate to the experience of telling a story. This article…

Dan Abramson | Lessons Learned from Post-2008 Wenchuan Earthquake Community Recovery

  Dr. Dan Abramson co- edited a  Special Issue of Natural Hazards (Springer): Lessons Learned from post-2008 Wenchuan Earthquake Community Recovery “In it, we sought to highlight recent scholarship that reflects on the quality of community-level recovery and community planning processes following one of the largest natural disasters in modern times, which significantly affected one of…

Alumni Profile: Steven C. Smith

Erika Harris, Director for Marketing & Communications, sat down with Master of Infrastructure Planning & Management (MIPM) Alumni, Steven C. Smith, to find out what he’s been up to since graduating. Let’s jump in. What’s your name, position, and title? S: I’m Steven C. Smith. I use my middle initial because I’m so generic and…

UDP Alum Paul Inghram to be honored as FAICP

Recently, the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) accepted UW Urban Design & Planning alum Paul Inghram into the College of Fellows. The College of Fellows is one of the highest honors in the planning profession. Fellows of AICP are nominated and selected by their peers. The award recognizes outstanding contributions as a professional planner….

All about balance

How a hotshot firefighter manages a demanding career and the rigors of graduate school There are just over 100 hotshot firefighter crews in the United States. They’re part of U.S. Forest Service’s elite firefighting team, a group of specially trained professionals that fight fire in some of the most extreme conditions. During fire season, they…

LCY Bellevue Civic Center Project Wraps Up

Master of Urban Planning (MUP) Studios – Livable City Year, Bellevue Recently, students of the LCY Bellevue Civic Center Vision Development studio released their final report. Led by Professor Branden Born, these planning students joined nearly 300 of their fellow classmates across UW during the 2018-19 academic year. Together they collaborated with City of Bellevue…

Professionals Council Lecture – Mitchell Silver

URBAN PLANNING & DESIGN PROFESSIONALS COUNCIL 2019 – 2020 LECTURE SERIES Planning for People Commissioner Mitchell Silver New York City Department of Parks & Recreation Lecture – January 29, 2020 | Architecture Hall, University of Washington Campus (Seattle) On January 29, 2020 Commissioner Mitchell Silver joined the Department of Urban Design & Planning for the…

Professionals Council Lecture – William Riggs

URBAN PLANNING & DESIGN PROFESSIONALS COUNCIL 2019 – 2020 LECTURE SERIES Disruptive Transport William Riggs University of San Francisco Lecture – November 20, 2019 | Architecture Hall, University of Washington Campus (Seattle) Professor William Riggs joined the Department of Urban Design & Planning for the autumn quarter Professionals Council lecture. He spoke about the rise…

Students in Service – Alyssa Cummin, MIPM

U.S. Army Captain Alyssa Cummin will soon complete her Master’s in Infrastructure Planning and Management degree. Just over two years ago Alyssa started her academic journey at UW. When she discovered the online MIPM program she thought, “This is a great opportunity and I want to get my master’s degree in an area that interests…

Department News – Autumn Quarter 2019

Our goal in the Department of Urban Design and Planning is to provide more than excellent teaching and research. Our real mission is to have an impact on the lives and careers of our students, the future of the planning profession, and the health and welfare of our urban and regional communities. We’ve selected a…

Providing a Platform for Youth on Climate Change

Master of Infrastructure Planning and Management (MIPM) student, Danté DiSabatino, is working on King County’s 2020 update of the Strategic Climate Action Plan (SCAP). In fact, his team recently implemented the first Youth Summit on climate change. The summit was held at UW’s SCAP Public Workshop on Saturday, October 12th. Most importantly, it gave young…

Bridging to Professional Practice

Master of Urban Planning (MUP) student, Asela Chavez-Basurto, dove into professional practice during a summer internship at Sound Transit. She took on real-world planning projects in Seattle, further exploring the dynamics of collaborative teamwork. Specifically, Asela joined the Sound Transit Planning, Environment and Project Development department. As a result, she focused much of her time…

Department News – 2018/2019 Reflections

The Department of Urban Design and Planning celebrated our 2019 graduates on June 14 & 15th. Additionally, we welcomed Samuel Assefa, Director of Seattle’s Office of Planning and Community Development as the keynote speaker for the College of Built Environment’s commencement. Notably he spoke to the importance of maintaining strong connections with fellow graduates in…

Making Local Impact

Master of Urban Planning (MUP) Studios – Livable City Year, Bellevue A group of UW Master of Urban Planning (MUP) students took their skills and knowledge from the classroom into the local community as part of the 2018-19 Livable City Year (LCY) program. Students worked directly with stakeholders from the partnering city of Bellevue, WA…

Let the Record Play

CEP Grad shares stories of local black musicians in new podcast Nyles Green – 2019 Community, Environment and Planning (CEP) This past year, Nyles Green – a 2019 graduate of the Community, Environment and Planning (CEP) program, undertook a unique senior project focused on preserving and sharing the stories of black musicians in the Pacific…

Beyond the Classroom

Bringing academic knowledge into real-world challenges Dolores Velasquez – 2019 Master of Infrastructure Planning and Management (MIPM) Dolores Velasquez, a 2019 graduate of the Masters in Infrastructure Planning and Management Program (MIPM), is a first-generation college student from Ventura County, California. Prior to attending the UW, Dolores obtained a BA from Johns Hopkins in Psychology,…

UDP PhD Program 50th Anniversary

Interdisciplinary PhD in Urban Design and Planning: 50 years of Excellence Reception – May 30, 2019 | Gould Hall, UW Campus (Seattle) Seminar – May 31, 2019 | Allen Library, the Petersen Room, UW Campus (Seattle) The Department of Urban Design and Planning celebrated the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Urban Design and…

CLAIMING SPACE

Women of Color in Community Planning + Design Seminar – May 16, 2019 | Architecture Hall, University of Washington Campus (Seattle) Panel Discussion – May 17, 2019 | Henry Art Gallery and Allen Center for The Visual Arts (HAG) CLAIMING SPACE was a seminar and intersectional conversation with landscape architect Diane Jones Allen, transportation equity…

Professionals Council Lecture – John Rahaim

URBAN PLANNING & DESIGN PROFESSIONALS COUNCIL LECTURE Can Planning Save the City’s Soul – 21st Century San Francisco John Rahaim Planning Director for the City and County of San Francisco Lecture – May 7, 2019 | Architecture Hall, University of Washington Campus (Seattle) On May 7, 2019 John Rahaim kicked off the first Department of…

Forging New Ground in Data Privacy

UW MIPM grad receives award for innovation in the public sector Ginger Armbruster, Master of Infrastructure Planning and Management (MIPM) As the chief privacy officer (CPO) for the City of Seattle, University of Washington Master of Infrastructure Planning and Management (MIPM) graduate, Ginger Armbruster, is on the forefront of shaping the rapidly evolving world of…

The Art of Black Urbanism

The Art of Black Urbanism Panel Discussion – February 6, 2019 | University of Washington Campus (Seattle) Exhibition – February 5-28, 2019 | Gould Gallery, College of Built Environments The Art of Black Urbanism was a conversation and art exhibition on black visibility and shifting spaces in community, presented by the UW Department of Urban…

2018 Denny Awards Recipient

Improving Seattle’s parks through volunteerism Maisha Barnett, Community, Environment and Planning Student Recently, Interim Superintendent Christopher Williams announced the winners of Seattle Parks and Recreation’s 2018 Denny Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Stewardship. Maisha Barnett (CEP ’18), was among those recognized for their service and was awarded Seattle Parks & Recreation’s Superintendent’s Award. Maisha has been…

Educating for Change

Building a relationship with the Rainier Scholars to develop future community leaders and agents of change Seattle’s Rainier Scholars program cultivates the academic potential of low-income students of color by providing access to postsecondary institutions, opening doors to future careers, and developing leadership skills. Students of color account for 66% of the students in Seattle…

Planning For People

The Positive Impacts of a Democratic Planning Process Mathew Langley, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde In the summer of 2016, Mathew Langley (MUP ’17) interned as a Junior Program Analyst for the Bureau of Indian Affairs Great Plains Region, Division of Facilities in Aberdeen, South Dakota. This was a transformative experience as he spent three…

Public Opinion Often Sets Privacy Standards for Smart City Tech

City officials, law professors and corporate privacy directors discuss the tension between open data work and privacy at the second day of the MetroLab Annual Summit in Atlanta, citing smart cities tech as an increasingly relevant part of the discussion. BY ZACK QUAINTANCE / DECEMBER 18, 2017 See Associate Professor Jan Whittington, quoted in Government…

Building Place Through Practice

Creating change requires leadership, vision, hard work, and passion. Maisha Barnett, a senior in the Community, Environment, and Planning (CEP) program, displays all of these traits as the project manager at the Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation for Seattle’s new Jimi Hendrix Park. The 2.5-acre park is located in Seattle’s Central District, a thriving multicultural community…

Meet Louie

“I am somebody, I won’t be stopped by nobody. I got my fist in the air and rhythm in my feet. I got love for my people, and it starts with me.” – Oakland Freedom Schools – Louie Leiva is a first-year student in the Master of Urban Planning (MUP) program at the University of…

Celebrating 47 Years with Donald H. Miller

On the 16th of October, students, colleagues, friends, and family came together to honor Don Miller and celebrate the 47 years of service that he dedicated to the Department of Urban Design and Planning at the University of Washington. The event was held at the University of Washington Club which provided stunning views of Lake…

MIPM Named Top 10 UW Graduate Program Enrolling Veterans

The Online Master of Infrastructure Planning & Management (MIPM) in the Department of Urban Design and Planning has been recognized as one of the top ten programs at the University of Washington enrolling student veterans. MIPM is designed for early- or mid-career professionals who want to advance their career and take a leadership role while…

University of Washington-led study shows new global evidence of the role of humans, urbanization in rapid evolution

It has long been suspected that humans and the urban areas we create are having an important — and surprisingly current and ongoing — effect on evolution, which may have significant implications for the sustainability of global ecosystems. A new multi-institution study led by the University of Washington that examines 1,600 global instances of phenotypic…

Professor Emerita Anne Moudon Final Lecture

Late Saturday evening, the UW department of urban design and planning held an event celebrating the accomplishments of one of their newly retired professors. Touted as her “final lecture,” professor emeritus Anne Vernez Moudon held this event to both raise money for her new fund as well as review the history of urban design and…

Professional Council Fall Bike Tour

Our incoming and existing Master of Urban Planning students were treated to a Designing Seattle bike tour the Saturday before autumn quarter started. The tour was hosted by members of the Urban Design and Planning Professional Council and had over 20 participants. The ride started at Volunteer Park and ended at South Lake Union by the…

Distinguished Staff Award Winner 2015-2016

Congratulations to our very own Diana Siembor who is the 2016 CBE Distinguished Staff recipient! The Distinguished Staff Award is intended to recognize the recipient’s extraordinary contributions to the College. We are so proud !!!

UDP PROFESSIONAL COUNCIL POSTER NIGHT

Wednesday May 25 | 7-8:30 Gould 435 CLICK TO READ MORE ABOUT THE MOST RECENT POSTER NIGHT Join us as we celebrate our graduating MUP students by coming to the UDP Professionals Council annual poster contest Wednesday, May 25. This is an opportunity for MUP’s to showcase their Thesis or Professional project in the form…

CEP Student is Recognized as a Husky 100

CEP Junior Veronica Guenther BS Economics / BA Community, Environment and Planning (CEP) ’17 was one of 100 students recognized as a Husky 100!   I am committed to implementing equitable, environmentally-conscious and economically-viable urban policy through inclusive, community-empowering practices. Currently, I’m working to further this goal as the outreach coordinator at the student-run, student-funded…

The Future City: Emergence of a New Science

The Future City: Emergence of a New Science 2016 Annual Symposium of the Interdisciplinary PhD Program in Urban Design and Planning Thursday, May 5 / UW Intellectual House, 9:00 AM—4:00 PM Future City Poster Session Reception 4:30-6:00 Gould Pavilion Gallery Please RSVP by Thursday April 28, (lunch is provided) UW TODAY STORY What drives urban…

Resilience and Asian Urbanism | A Collaborative Workshop

  This joint workshop between the Center for Asian Urbanism and the UW faculty cluster for Resilience in the Built Environment highlights the UW’s capacities to apply cultural context-specific expertise to problems of urbanization across the Pacific. Preceding the 75th Anniversary conference of the Association for Asian Studies in Seattle (March 31-April 3, 2016), the…

Sustainable City Year

A group of UW faculty is considering a university-community applied research and teaching program called Sustainable City Year. It originated at the U of Oregon and now many universities, including WWU, are running similar programs. The program pairs a city and a university with a budget of $200-300K each year paid by the partner city….

UW aids city of Seattle on open data initiative

If people find it easier to get data from the city of Seattle going forward, they can in part thank the University of Washington. A team of UW faculty members and doctoral students spent the past six months working with the city on a new open data policy unveiled last week by Mayor Ed Murray….

Dr. Han Seung-soo| Lecture on Climate change

On February 11 Dr. Han Seung-soo spoke at Architecture Hall on the effects of climate change. Dr. Han Seung-soo is a globally prominent figure who retains extensive experience and knowledge in the fields of international relations, economics and foreign affairs. He is highly respected as a national mentor in recognition of his contribution to the…