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. Prof. Miraftab 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.
Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies and Planning to replace Bachelor of Arts in Urban Planning. Concentrations added. Minor also revised. Read More.
With deep sorrow, the Department of Urban and Regional Planning announces the passing of our dear friend and colleague Jane Terry. Jane passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 21 at Presence Covenant Medical Center in Urbana at age 69.
Jane was a member of our Department for most of her life and for virtually the entire existence of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. Decades of our students knew her as their advocate and friendly helper, who steered them through the processes of admission, course enrollment, and graduation. Alumni have known her as the one constant in an ever-changing department. She took delight in staying connected with so many of our alumni. We will all miss her.
Jane's visitation will be Friday, April 29, 11:00-1:00, Salem Baptist Church, 500 East Park Street, Champaign. The funeral will follow at 1:00 pm.
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.
Please join current MUP students as they present posters from their Capstone projects. The reception will be held on Thursday, May 5, in the Architecture Building, 608 E Lorado Taft Drive on the UIUC campus from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. We look forward to seeing alumni, faculty and students! Read more.