This year, the Student Planning Organization really outdid themselves on Park(ing) Day. To transform 10 traditional street-parking spots in to spaces to have fun for a day, SPO partnered with a number of other on-campus groups to generate artwork, sample coffee, offer free records, paint ceramic pots, repair bikes, play games, and even put on a concert by their very own Rachael Wilson. Read more.
Leonard Franklin Heumann, Emeritus Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, July 31, 1941 - September 13, 2016. By example, he taught us the meaning of social glue. He was our professor, our colleague, a mentor to faculty and students, our friend. Len had a profound impact not only for his outstanding teaching and research in housing and social gerontology, but also for his unsurpassed community involvement here in Champaign-Urbana. Read more>>
David L. Reifman will present "Policies and Principles for Equitable Urban Development" at a Wetmore Lecture on Thursday, September 22, at 5:30 in Plym Auditorium, Temple Buell Hall. Read more.
For her work on "Washington Historic Commercial Square: Preliminary Application for National Regiser Listing," Marcia Klopf has been recognized as the Student Project Award Winner by the Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association. Read more on APA's webpage or read the full text of Marcia's project>>
Professor Andrew Greenlee was quoted in an article that was published in the Pacific Standard on the relocation of East Chicago Indiana public housing residents due to lead contamination in their soil. Read more.
Images of pamphlets, protests, and clips from student publications from 1965 to 2004 were on display in the atrium as part of an FAA Arts Exchange Workshop entitled "Activist Campus; a walking and biking tour of sites of protest on and near the UIUC campus". Prof. Ken Salo, with the help of UP 260 and UP 494 students, prepared the images for display and led the tour. Read more.