The University of Maryland's Urban and Regional Planning and Design Ph.D. program takes full advantage of the resources of a leading research university and the surrounding metropolitan area. The program is small and highly competitive, and gives students an opportunity to bridge disciplines, including urban planning, design, historic preservation and real-estate development. Our nationally-known faculty, the National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education, and our location in the Washington, DC metro area make the University of Maryland an exciting place to study urban planning, design and historic preservation.
UMD Alumna Rebecca Lewis Honored
Congratulations to 2011 Ph.D. alumna and Smart Growth Center affiliate Rebecca Lewis for receiving the Barclay Gibbs Jones Award for Best Dissertation in Planning from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning!
Timothy Welch (URPD ’13) has been selected by the Board of Regents of the Eno Center as one of 19 graduate students across the nation for Transportation to participate in the 21st annual Eno Leadership Development Conference in Washington, DC. The conference, to be held June 2-6, 2013, will provide a first-hand look at how transportation policy is developed and implemented. Welch will have valuable opportunities to meet with top government officials, leaders of associations, and members of Congress and their staff and see how the nation's transportation policies are debated, shaped, formed, and ultimately adopted and applied.
Participants who complete this intensive program will be better equipped to understand the policy-making process that will become increasingly more important as you pursue a career in transportation, said Joshua Schank, Eno’s President and CEO.
Welch will join 18 other peers across the nation to learn from, and exchange views with, the nation's leading transportation policy players, and have an opportunity to present his dissertation research to a panel of transportation professionals. After graduation, he will join Georgia Tech School of City and Regional Planning as a new transportation faculty in July, 2013.
About the Eno Transportation Foundation
The Eno Transportation Foundation, based in Washington, D.C., is a neutral, non-partisan think-tank that promotes policy innovation and provides professional development opportunities across the career span of transportation professionals.
Congratulations to Christine Henry, All-Star Fellow from the School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation
Read her statement below:
"In my role as the Assistant to the Director of the Historic Preservation Program, I have been able to be involved in so many projects that have really enhanced my understanding of both preservation and academic administration. I have had the opportunity to work in the field as a project administrator on a grant with the National Park Service, where I not only honed my own survey skills, but have supervised several master’s degree students on the project. I have also been able to represent the program at meetings of the 1812 Commemoration Task Force, observing and participating in community-based preservation activities. And I have served on several committees within the School of Architecture, focusing on curriculum review and student admissions that have allowed me to see the process and evolution of the Masters of Historic Preservation program."
MAPP Ph.D. Candidate Awarded United States Institute of Peace Fellowship
Congratulations to PhD candidate Zubin Adrianvala on receiving the Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar Fellowship for 2013-2014.
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Attention All Prospective Students: Attend our Graduate Open House on November 8, 2013!
We had a great time at the 40th Anniversary Celebration! See how many people you recognize from MAPP's 40th Anniversary Celebration.