Eight of our second year MUP students, Liz Bastian, Evan Alvarez, Marcia Klopf, Mungunuu Otgonjargal, Marianne Shen Yin Lin, Lori Morgan, Emily Weimer, and Shuake Wuzhati, won "The Great Upheaval: Innovative Ideas for the New Road," an innovation competition for ground-breaking ideas for the new road at the 18th annual ENO Center for Transportation Policy Summit in Washington, D.C. Congratulations to them! Read more.
Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies and Planning to replace Bachelor of Arts in Urban Planning. Concentrations added. Minor also revised. Read More.
Students from Urban Planning, Architecture and Landscape Architecture are working together, with the City of Danville, to find a way to revitalize its downtown area by developing its riverfront. Read more.
The Student Planning Organization/SPO takes a fall road trip to Detroit. Fourteen graduate and undergraduate students spend two nights and an action-packed day visiting a variety of Detroit organizations and planning firms, as well as linking up with alumni. Read more.
Prof. Miraftab's work focuses on the small west central Illinois community of Beardstown, where a local meat-processing plant recruited African Americans, Mexicans, and West Africans who re-create the town in unexpected ways. Her work contributes to urban scholarship on globalization by offering a fresh perspective on politics and materialities of placemaking. Prof. Miraftab is Director of our Ph.D program and teaches several courses on international planning, including UP 185/Cities in a Global Perspective and UP 423/Community Development in the Global South. Read more.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Documentary as Community Voice