UMD researchers and alumni gathered last week with global experts in planning, sustainability and policy to explore best practices for shaping urban equity on a global scale. Held at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in Cambridge, MA, the two-day workshop examined the use of data and indicators to monitor, measure and build equitable cities and to share how cities can leverage metrics to forward a variety of goals, from decreasing poverty levels to fostering equitable housing.
Lung-Amam one of ten emerging faculty nation-wide recognized for her work to foster campus inclusion
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has named Assistant Professor of Urban Studies and Planning Dr. Willow Lung-Amam a 2017 Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholar. Dr. Lung-Amam is one of ten emerging faculty from programs nationwide recognized for their efforts to foster inclusive campus communities as academic leaders.
An interdisciplinary team of students from architecture, engineering, landscape architecture and environmental science and technology took second place in the 5th Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, an annual competition through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that challenges student teams to design an innovative solution for a specific stormwater challenge on their college campus. UMD beat out 60 other collegiate teams in this year’s challenge.
The 2017 U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon Competition takes place in Denver, Colorado, in October. UMD’s entry, reACT—whic stands fhor reactive adaptive climate technology—features a modular home that minimizes resource consumption and maximizes occupant comfort through a functional model and automation and will be competing against colleges from around the world.
The University of Maryland welcomes Dr. Jeremy Wells, who will join the Historic Preservation Program this fall as an assistant professor. Jeremy was most recently an assistant professor in the Historic Preservation Program at Roger Williams University, where he specialized in historic preservation/cultural heritage planning and policy. His prior professional experience includes serving as the Principal Preservation Planner for the City of Denver, and working as a Main Street (downtown revitalization) manager and an architectural materials conservator.