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.
Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies and Planning to replace Bachelor of Arts in Urban Planning. Concentrations added. Minor also revised. Read More.
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.
Documentary Director Kelly Anderson will be visiting DURP on February 17 and 18 with a variety of activities focused on her film, My Brooklyn. The movie documents Anderson's personal journey as a Brooklyn "gentrifier," to understand the forces reshaping her neighborhood along lines of race and class. My Brooklyn premiered at the Brooklyn Film Festival, where it won an Audience Award for Best Documentary. All events are open to the public, including film showings at the Champaign Public Library, Feb. 17 at 6:00 p.m.; Temple Buell Hall on Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m.; and a lecture and discussion on Feb. 18, 12:30-1:50 p.m., 225 Temple Buell Hall. 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. 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.
Feb 17, 2016 DSUP: Shruti Syal
Feb 17, 2016 Get a Job! Online Portfolios for Planners
Feb 18, 2016 "My Brooklyn" film screening and discussion
Feb 19, 2016 "My Brooklyn" film screening and discussion
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Documentary as Community Voice