John R. Griffin, Secretary, Maryland Department of Natural Resources gives MAPP Spring 2013 Commencement Address
The United States Institute of Peace has selected University of Maryland Ph.D. candidate Zubin Adrienvala for a 2013-2014 Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar Fellowship.
The latest issue of the The University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation monthly e-newsletter should be in your mailbox now! If you have not received it, check it out here!
Sustainable Tuesdays, the immensely popular lecture series that examines sustainability issues facing the built and natural environments, returns this semester with an exciting roster of topics and speakers. Lectures run every Tuesday at 4:30 PM in first floor auditorium at the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and are open to the public. The series is co-sponsored by the University's Office of Sustainability.
Rescheduled Date: Thursday, February 7, 2013
Lecture 6:15 – 7:30 pm; Book Signing 7:30-8:30pm
School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Auditorium
Exhibit begins January 25, 2013
Gallery Talk February 25, 12:00 PM- 1:45 PM
URSP is sponsoring two Spring 2013 panel sessions on Technology and Community on February 19 and March 7 at 7:00pm as part of our Code for Community Challenge.
All are invited. Additional information can be found on the website: www.arch.umd.edu/Planning/cfc
The University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, in conjunction with DesignCorps, is pleased to announce a Public Interest Design Institute.
URBAN PLANNING PROFESSOR GERRIT KNAAP CALLS FOR “INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS” TO ADDRESS MARYLAND TRANSPORTATION FUNDING SHORTAGE
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!
Talk: Tuesday, Feb. 5th, 2013 8:00 pm
Architecture Building, Auditorium 0204
Seminar: Wednesday, Feb 6 9:00 am
Architecture Building, Dean's Conference Room 1213
St. Petersburg Russia | Summer Studio 2012
October 24, 2012, 6:00 PM
Reception to Follow
Advancing opportunities for students to break out of the classroom and explore the world is a fundamental mission of the University of Maryland's School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
The National Center for Smart Growth (NCSG) at the University of Maryland, in conjunction with the School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy at the University College Dublin and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, is hosting a symposium on planning for states and nation-states in Dublin, Ireland October 15-16, 2012.
You are invited to attend the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation and Real Estate Development’s Prospective Graduate Student Open House on Friday, October 5, 2012, at in the Architecture Building Auditorium.
Fall 2012 Lecture Series: Kibel Gallery Lecture
September 19, 2012 | 6:15 pm
Architecture Auditorium - Reception in the Kibel Gallery to follow
Lecture by TIME[SCAPE]LAB: Brian Ambroziak & Andrew McLellan
Fall 2012 Lecture Series: Gallery Lecture
Friday, September 21, 2012 | 6:15 pm
Lecture by Lukas Schweingruber Schweingruber Zulauf Landscape Architects, Zurich
"The Swiss Touch in Landscape Architecture"
Whether you birdie, par or bogey, an afternoon on the Maryland links is a great opportunity to connect with alumni and friends of Architecture, Planning, Historic Preservation and Real Estate Development. If you're not a golfer, you can still participate by joining us for dinner.
Smart Growth researcher Hiroyuki Iseki examines what cities can do to increase transit ridership
Get your copy of the new book Inspired Innovation: WaterShed at the University of Maryland, which tells the story of the making of the winning entry in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011
The Maryland Economic Development Association and the University of Maryland present the Summer 2012 Economic Development short-course training series
National Center for Smart Growth’s GIS internship expands possibilities for underserved youth
The program is a GIS high school internship, an idea that sprouted from the center’s Sustainable and Equitable Economic Development—or SEED—initiative, which began last fall with funding from the Surdna Foundation.
Join Dean Cronrath, faculty, alumni, students and friends October 12-13th as we mark the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation's 40th Anniversary.
New Reston Installation and Performance Continues Exploration of Space and Movement
Out of Place, a site-situated installation and contemporary dance performance conceived by Associate Professor of Architecture Ronit Eisenbach and Assistant Professor of Dance Sharon Mansur will debut this month at Lake Anne Plaza in Reston, VA.
Marvin Breckenridge Patterson Lecture:
Thursday, April 26, 2012 | 6:00pm
Lecture by Alaa Elwi el-Habashi
"Community Participation and Conservation:
Selecting World Heritage Sites in the Arab Region"
ADVANCE Scholar Lecture:
Thursday, April 26, 2012 | 4:00pm
Art /Sociology Building | Room 2203
Lecture by Bobbie Kilberg
"The Road Ahead: The Technology Industry and the Region's Economic Future"
Reception for Alumni of the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Friday, May 18, 2012 | 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Offices of Suzane Reatig Architecture
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 | 6:15pm
Lecture by Dr. Jaafar Chalabi
Sustainable Tuesdays: A Lecture Series
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 | 3:30 pm
Lecture by Zoe Johnson and Students of Professor Vikki Chanse
"Building Resilience to Climate Change: Planning, Policy & Practice"
International Night Sponsored by NOMAS
Friday, April 13, 2012 | 6:15 pm
featuring student and faculty art | live music | international cuisine +
linear gallery study abroad exhibition
Bay-inspired solar house will continue to educate, innovate under new ownership
“It’s fantastic to know that the house and its mission will live on, that Pepco will carry our torch and build upon what the team had started years ago. It couldn’t go to a better owner,” said Brian Grieb, WaterShed’s Project Manager and Faculty Advisor.
"Sustaining Greenbelt's Legacy" is a two-day symposium celebrating the 75th Anniversary of this New Deal community. It is being held in the Greenbelt Community Center--the original Resettlement Administration elementary school--on April 27th & 28th, 2012.
Friday, March 30, 2012 | 1:30 pm
Register outside the Architecture Auditorium
Hiro Iseki, an Assistant Professor of Urban Studies and Planning and Research Associate for the National Center for Smart Growth lent his expertise to a recent article in the New York Times on public-private partnerships for highway financing.
Eric Daniel, a URSP student in the joint degree program in Law and Community Planning, was recently named the co-winner of the Joseph L. Arnold Prize for Outstanding Writing on Baltimore History.
University Center, spearheaded by Dr. Marie Howland and Doctoral candidate Scott Dempwolf, will leverage University assets to foster innovation, economic development
Architecture, Planning, Preservation, and Real Estate Development
Career & Internship Fair 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012 | 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Great Space in the Architecture Building
Mellon Visiting Scholar Lecture at Goucher College
Monday, February 27, 2012 | 7pm
Gerrit J. Knaap
"From Smart Growth to Sustainable Communities: Politics, Policy, and Planning Technology"
Urban and Regional Planning and Design doctoral candidates present their research in a series of informal presentations taking place this Spring 2012 semester. Please join us and learn about their exciting research and help our candidates practice their presentation skills before a live audience. Lunch will be provided.
“The goal is to provide our students with the tools they need to work creatively and successfully during their time at Maryland,” says Dean Cronrath.
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 | 6:15pm
Lecture by Ufuk Ersoy
"To See Daydreams"
The Collaborative Legacy of Merce Cunningham
Exhibit on View in the Kibel Gallery
January 25, 2012—May 7th, 2012
Education around the globe
Five summer study abroad opportunities are available to students in 2012.
Interdisciplinary Design and Development Case Competitions
November 9, 2011 | 6 - 7 pm
Ground Floor of Architecture Building
You are invited to attend the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation and Real Estate Development’s Prospective Graduate Student Open House on Friday, November 4, 2011, at 1:30pm in the Architecture Building Auditorium.
EFC sustainability program gains popularity among communities looking to go green
Municipalities throughout Maryland keen on improving their neighborhoods and environmental standing are making good headway through a free program offered by the University of Maryland’s Environmental Finance Center (EFC).
Thursday, October 13, 2011 | 6:15pm
Lecture by Michael Pyatok, FAIA
"Design with Equity Affordable and Sustainable Communities"
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 8:00 pm
2011 Samuel J. LeFrak Lecture by Jeff Faux
Open to the public with reception to follow
MAPP's Eric Faughnan has been awarded Academic Advisor of the Year at the University of Maryland's 16th annual Undergraduate Studies Advising Conference.
Teaching kids about sustainability, teamwork and the built environment, the “box city” project is one of several educational outreach programs created by the Urban Studies Program for schools and youth organizations state-wide.
The University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center (EFC) has officially launched the website for its sustainability certification program, Sustainable Maryland Certified (SMC). The website, which debuted at the Maryland League Convention in Ocean City, is now accepting registrations from municipalities across Maryland.
Two recent graduates of the Masters of Architecture program have been recognized for design excellence at this year. Hong Zhu and Jessica Pagan Aello, who both earned their Masters in Architecture in May, won awards for their final thesis projects. Professor of Architecture Matt Bell was also recognized for a DC project in development with his firm EE&K a Perkins Eastman Company.
Presented by the University of Maryland Historic Preservation Program and Cornell University's Clarence Stein Institute.
From New Towns to Old Towns
The Influence of Clarence Stein's Designs Today
Saturday, June 4, 2011, Greenbelt, Maryland
What will Montgomery County look like in twenty-five years?
This was one of many questions examined last week as the National Center for Smart Growth and Education, The University of Maryland Urban Studies and Planning Program and the Montgomery County Planning Department brought together some of the brightest minds...
Thursday's "Makeover Montgomery: Innovative Strategies for Rethinking America's Suburbs." These two great events will be held in the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, in the Auditorium/Lecture Hall 0204.
Panel Discussion from 2:00 to 4:00pm
Keynote Address from 7:00 to 8:30pm
Hours after last month's earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, as reports of the extensive damage and loss of life began to trickle in, the international community began looking for ways they could help. For Professor Hiroyuki (Hiro) Iseki, an assistant professor of urban planning who grew up in Hyogo, Japan, the desire to contribute in some way resonated close to home.
May Louie will be giving a lecture titled "The Dudley Street Neighborhood Inititative: The Journey and the Promise" at the University of Maryland School of Social Work Auditorium in Baltimore on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 7:30pm.
The University of Maryland's Historic Preservation Program and the Clarence Stein Institute at Cornell University presents this year's annual short-course, From New Towns to Old Towns: The Influence of Clarence Stein's Designs Today. The symposium will take place June 4th at the Greenbelt Community Center.
Pam Eichenbaum, MCP, 2011 and Greg Vernon, MCP, 2010 presented their study on the "Safe Routes to School" Program (SRTS) at the 2010 Urban Affairs Association Conference in New Orleans this past March. The report, which focused on the safety and accessibility of schools for students traveling by foot or bicycle in Prince George's County, MD, identified schools most in need of SRTS funding.
Maryland's Solar Decathlon team kicks into high gear with the arrival of WaterShed's main house "modules" to the campus construction site. The modules arrived on carriers Friday afternoon from manufacturers in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania, and were craned into place. Generously sponsored by Maryland Custom Builders Inc. and ProBuilt Homes, the module arrival marks an anticipated turning point in the construction of WaterShed
The Maryland Department of Planning, in partnership with the National Center for Smart Growth Research & Education and the University of Maryland Urban Studies & Planning Program will be hosting an openhouse on Thursday June 16, 2011.
Sustainable Tuesdays: A Lecture Series about
Sustainability and the University of Maryland, College Park
5pm Tuesdays, School of Architecture Planning and Preservation
Tuesday, March 8, 5pm, Architecture Auditorium
A team of Maryland graduate students have clinched one of four finalist slots in the 2011 Urban Land Institute/ Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition, beating out over 160 teams from some of the finest and most prestigious graduate-level programs in the United States and Canada.
Daniel Libeskind, the world-renowned architect of projects like the master plan for the World Trade Center in New York and the Jewish Museum Berlin, will be giving a lecture at the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation on Wednesday, February 16th 2011 at 6:15 pm.
The University of Maryland's Solar Decathlon WaterShed team has been awarded a $50,000 grant from Constellation Energy, a Baltimore-based company specializing in energy products and services. Constellation's "E2: Energy to Educate" grants recognize environmental projects that inspire students to use science and technology to address growing energy challenges.
This key event for students and alumni of the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation consists of several opportunities to interact and network with organizations and alumni.
Friday, March 11, 2011, 12:00PM - 05:00PM Great Space, School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
An assessment of Prince George's County's industrial land use, conducted by the University of Maryland's Urban Studies and Planning Program, was presented last week to the Prince George's County Planning, Zoning and Economic Development Committee, the first comprehensive examination of the county's industrial space in 20 years.
Jeff Tiell, a Ph.D. student in Urban and Regional Planning and Design, has received an International Conference Student Support Award (ICSSA) from the Graduate School at the University of Maryland towards his participation in the Just City Symposium in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in February 2011.
Thomas Spiegelhalter will be lecturing on the topic of "Globally Benchmarked Buildings versus Green Washed Buildings: Taking a Critical Look at the Design, Resource Use, and Performance of Sustainable Buildings and Cities."
TV journalist Tom Brokaw popularized the term "The Greatest Generation" in his 1998 book to characterize those Americans who grew up during the Great Depression of the 1930's, defeated Fascism, Nazism and Imperial Japan in World War II, and afterwards shaped the modern world. They created a world of unprecedented economic vitality and personal freedom.
Adrianvala, a Ph.D. student in Urban and Regional Planning and Design, will serve as a CTE Fellow in the 2010-11 academic year.
PhD Candidate Scott Dempwolf will participate in the Transformative Regional Engagement (TRE) Roundtable December 7-8, 2010, in Washington, DC.
Gerrit Knaap, Director of the National Center for Smart Growth Research & Education, was recently interviewed by WAMU for a report on car-free commuting in Washington, DC. Watch the video
The Urban Studies & Planning program sponsored two planning studios in Summer 2010—giving students the opportunity to travel to Cape Town, South Africa or to learn more about their own community in Prince George's County.
Lecture | Wednesday, October 13, 8pm
Architecture Building Auditorium
Symposium | Thursday, October 14, 10:30am
Architecture Building Room 1213
Sponsored by The Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Foundation and the Urban Studies and Planning Program
On August 25, 80 incoming graduate students in Architecture, Planning, Preservation and Real Estate took a daylong tour of historic Annapolis, MD.
Maryland’s National Center for Smart Growth Director, Gerrit Knaap, PhD, was named an ex officio member of the Commission.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Architecture Building Auditorium
Urban Studies and Planning student Riane McWain and Professor Alex Chen underscore the importance of mathematics to the practicing planner in a new Math by Design | Math in Action educational video produced by Maryland Public Television for use in local middle schools. Watch the video
Planning students stay connected to the commuinty by participating in the War of 1812 Bicentennial Charette and volunteering at Watkins Elementary School in the District to introduce students to the principles and practices of planning.
David Cronrath has been named the next dean of the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at the University of Maryland. He will begin his Maryland post on July 1.
PhD student Joe Costanzo has won an award from from the Organizers of the 2010 Metropolis Conference in the Hague to present his research on cultural participation and the integration of immigrants in Belgium.
Maryland's interdisciplinary student team reached the elite winner's circle in the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition.
Wednesday, April 29, 8:00pm | Ruskin Lecture
East Baltimore Development Inc. | President and Chief Executive Officer
University of Maryland, School of Social Work
PhD student Lynette Boswell won a competitive scholarship to the week-long NeighborWorks Training Institute, held annually in Washington, DC and sponsored by NeighborWorks America.
Please join us in congratulating our December graduates and award winners.
URSP student Lilly Shoup cowrote a report, "Dangerous by Design," that ranks metropolitan areas based on the relative danger of walking. The report has been discussed in the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, USA Today and National Public Radio.
Three recent graduates now employed as consultants to Montgomery Planning collaborated on a web video about zoning changes in the Maryland county.
Wednesday, November 11, 6:30pm
Mark Joseph, Ph.D.
Case Western Reserve University
Mixed-Income Development: Building Housing or Building Community?
Promoting Impact and Sustainability
Samuel J. LeFrak Lecture
The Colvin Institute of Real Estate Development and Developer, David Hillman, are co-sponsoring an interdisciplinary design and development competition and the winning team will walk away with $15,000.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Architecture Building Auditorium
Planning Alumnus, Cathy Brown, MCP '06, has published a feature article in the May issues of Urban Land, entitled Lithuania's Capital City Goes Modern.
Lily Shoup, a first year Masters of Community Planning student, recently won an award from the American Planning Association's Transportation Planning Division for the best student paper of 2009.
Master of Community Planning students Michael Lancaster and Catherine Walsh are the winners of the American Planning Association's "The Next 100 Years" student video competition.
For the second year in a row, a team of students from the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation has been selected to advance to the finals of the annual Real Estate Investment and Development Organization (REIDO) Case Competition.
Dennis Jankiewicz, B.Arch '73, has been awarded the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation's 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award.
The studio spent a weekend in Rockville brainstorming strategies for saving, restoring and reinventing the "Pink Bank," a 1960s-era modernist building currently slated for destruction.
The Challenge of Urban Public Education: Robert C. Embry
March 25, 2009, 8 pm
Sponsored by the Urban Studies and Planning Program
Carolina Burnier is the winner of an annual graduate scholarship from the Women's Transportation Seminar.
Two faculty members and a student in the PhD program in Urban and Regional Planning and Design are key contributors to a new book on smart growth in China
Several recent graduates and a student in the Urban and Regional Planning and Design program contribute articles to several leading planning and development journals.
This year's conference focused on green urban design and planning for the Mid-Atlantic region.
Anne Corbett, M.C.P. '97, has received the 2008 Meyer Foundation Exponent Award for visionary nonprofit leadership in the Washington, DC area, which includes a $100,000 award for her organization, the Cultural Development Corporation.
Elana Messner, a 2007 graduate of the Urban Studies and Planning Program, has been published in the spring 2008 edition of Real Estate Review.
Cathy Brown, a 2006 alumna of the Urban Studies and Planning program, has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship to conduct research in Lithuania.
A team of Masters of Real Estate Development (MRED) students win first place and $15,000 at the Second Annual REIDO Real Estate Development Case Competition.
Invitation to a new exhibition "Out of Bounds" featuring a collection of sketches and photographs, which highlight the variety of venues visited in 2007 by the students from the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
The 2008 Carl N. Ruskin Memorial Lecture, "Roots: A Genealogy of Racial Politics in Baltimore", will be given by Dr. Matthew Crenson, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at The Johns Hopkins University, at 8pm on March 26, 2008 at the University of Baltimore, Thumel Business Center Auditorium.
Sarah, who earned her Master of Community Planning degree in 2006, received the 2007 award on the basis of her high quality work at Jakubiak & Associaties, a town planning and economic consulting firm based in Annapolis, MD.
Annual URSP Alumni Career Panel sponsored by Student Planning Association (SPA) - Friday, February 22, 2008 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
A new book co-authored by URSP faculty member Reid Ewing concludes that urban development is both a key contributor to climate change and an essential factor in combating it.
Tiffany Williams, a 2nd year masters student in the Urban Studies and Planning Program, has been named as the 2007 winner of the "Sherwin Greene Distinguished Leadership Award for a Student Planner" by the National Capital Area Chapter of the American Planning Association.
World-renowned social science scholar Richard Sennett recently gave a lecture entitled "The Architecture of Justice" on Monday, Nov. 19 in the auditorium of the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Sennett also led a seminar further exploring the subject on Tuesday, Nov. 20 in the School's conference room.
This event, held on Nov. 16-17, was sponsored by the University of Maryland Office of International Programs and hosted by the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning, & Preservation
Monday, October 27, 2008, 8:00pm
Samuel J. LeFrak Lecture
Architecture Building Auditorium
The new exhibit at the Kibel Gallery examines the work of Waclaw Zalewski, one of the most innovative and influential structural designers practicing today. The show includes an ingenious folding pavilion for a world's fair in Seville, a roof of steel that floats on a halo of light in a Korean arena, and a soaring supermarket roof in Poland.
The School will host eight lectures and a gallery talk this fall. Materiality, structure, and tectonics create the framework for the architectural lectures this fall, reinforced by technologically-rich exhibitions and events in the Kibel Gallery. All events are free and open to the public.
Colleen Mitchell, MCP 2004, was awarded the 2006 Planner of the Year "New Planner" from the Maryland APA Chapter
Dr. Gerrit-Jan Knaap, executive director of the National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education, has been awarded the “2006 Outstanding Planner Award” by the Maryland chapter of the American Planning Association.
Panelist Anne Baum, Joseph Chang, Deborah Crain and Dr. Iraya Ruiz and moderator, Dr. Angel David Nieves talk about the challenges and prospects of planning in today's diverse society.
April 2007: Ph.D. student, Rodney Harrell, co-authored the article "From Renting to Homeownership: Using Tax Incentives to Encourage Homeownership among Renters" in the Harvard Journal on Legislation.
April 2007: Master's student, Willow Lung Amam, along with UMD Landscape Architecture faculy member, Shenglin Chang, co-authored the article "At Home, Away from Home: Suburban Landscape Encounters and Taiwanese Immigrant Identity Transformation"
February 2007: Master's student, Amy Hofstra, along with faculy member, Reid Ewing co-authored the article "Traffic Calming Initiatives - Approaching the Tipping Point" in this month's Planning Magazine.
Colleen Mitchell, MCP 2004, was awarded the 2006 Planner of the Year "New Planner" from the Maryland APA Chapter
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January 2007: Two URSP students, Ph.D. student Rodney Harrell and MCP student, Willow Lung Amam, placed at this year's PROMISE Research Symposium held at College Park on January 22nd for their oral presentations in the area of the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Arts, Education, and Humanities.
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