- BAUP Senior Arturo Romo's work this past summer as the Gerhardt Intern with 1000 Friends of Oregon has been published as Great and Growing: People and Jobs in Oregon's Agri-Cluster. 1000 Friends of Oregon is a 37 year old public interest organization that advocates smarth growth through comprehensive land use and transportation planning, using Oregon's renowned planning program. The group works with citizens across Oregon to enhance the state's quality of life by building livable urban and rural communities and protecting family farms and forests. The Gerhardt Internship was established in 1986 to commemorate the life and work of 1000 Friends' first planner, Paul Gerhardt, Jr. The purpose of the internship is to provide an opportunity for on-the-job experience for planning students or those in similar fields, especially for those interested in public service.
- Bev Wilson and Arnab Chakraborty recently published a research article on The Environmental Impacts of Sprawl: Emergent Themes from the Past Decade of Planning Research, which is highlighted in the December issue of APA Planning magazine's Research You Can Use section.
- Andrew Greenlee (DURP)and Bethany Cutts from NRES have received a $70,000 Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant to investigate community vulnerability to environmental hazards through factors such as average incomes, education levels, hazard awareness, and public engagement and how these factors change when a community becomes involved in sediment removal projects.
- Marc Doussard is a co-author in a joint-report with the Berkeley Labor Center: Fast Food, Poverty Wages: The Public Cost of Low-Wage Jobs in the Fast-Food Industry.
- Alice Novak quoted on downtown Champaign rebuilding rehab.
- Marc Doussard was interviewed by New York NPR regarding Fast Food Strikes and Degrading Labor.
- Three DURP alums, at three different universities, have received an NSF grant entitled "Collaborative Research: Interdependency in Decision Making, A Holistic Approach to Understanding Community Recovery from Catastrophes." Yu Xiao, Texas A&M, Divya Chandrasekhar, Texas Southern University, and Donovan Finn, SUNY Stony Brook, will seeks the answers to why and how households and businesses decide to relocate or stay in place after a disaster using the recovery process from Hurricane Sandy in New York City.
- Adjunct Lecturer Libby Tyler wrote the Viewpoint, "Sisterhood is Still Powerful" for Planning magazine's May/June 2013 issue.
- Congratulations to Emily Blumenthal and Jizhe Yang, 2013 BAUP graduates, who both earned a Bronze Tablet. Bronze Tablet honors the top 3% of graduates from each college and these students receive special recognition and ragalia at graudation ceremonies, along with their names inscribed on the tablets in the first-floor corridors of the University Library.
- DURP has announced its 2013 Award Recipients. The recipients will be recognized at the department Convocation and Student Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, May 11, 2013.
- Congratulations to PhD student Sang Lee, and MUP student Christina Aujean Lee who have each been awarded a Jeffrey S. Tanaka Asian American Studies Grant. This grant is awarded to two graduate students who are conducting research directly related to Asian American Studies. As part of the grant, both students will be giving talks in the Asian American Studies Department in the upcoming school year about their findings and projects.
- Christina Aujean Lee, current MUP student, has been awarded a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, for her research on "The Impacts of the Foreclosure Crisis on Asian Americans and the Mitigating Effects of Community-Based Organizations (CBOs)." This award makes her one of the only DURP students to win this prestigious award granted to graduate students nationwide.
- Stacy Harwood has been honored as a Community Partner at the City of Champaign 2013 STAR Expo and Awards Ceremony.
- Ken Salo has received a 2013 Ebony Excellence Award for Community-Campus Collaboration. This award, given by the Bruce D. Nesbitt African-American Cultural Center, honors students, faculty/staff, and community members who have positively impacted the African American community at the UIUC.
- Prof. Daniel Schneider’s book, Hybrid Nature: Sewage Treatment and the Contradictions of the Industrial Ecosystem, (MIT Press) was awarded the 2013 George Perkins Marsh Prize for best book in the field by the American Society for Environmental History.
- Arnab Chakraborty and former DURP professor Gerrit Knapp collaborated with five others to author a report released by the Living Cities Foundation and Urban Institute entitled
"Can federal efforts advance federal and local de-siloing? Lessons from the HUD-EPA-DOT
Partnership for Sustainable Communities."
- Arnab Chakraborty, and PhD students Dustin Allred and Robert Boyer, collaborated in a study citing zoning restrictions also a key factor in the foreclosure crisis
- Planetizen has ranked DURP's graduate programs 5th nationally for the second time
- Illinois one of 32 colleges considered highly welcoming to junior faculty
- U.S. News & World Report names Urban Planning one of 50 best careers in 2010
- Urban environmental fields listed among 10 Master's of the New Universe by the New York Times
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