Urban & Regional Planning News
URP Awarded Grant for a National Childhood Obesity Prevention GIS
July 28, 2009 – This past February several faculty members of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning began work on a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to plan a Childhood Obesity Prevention Geographic Information System.
Message from the Planning Advisory Council Chair – May 2009
July 28, 2009 – The Advisory Council just completed a very successful 2008-2009 year as did the URP Program.
DCA’s Secretary Thomas G. Pelham Visits UF Department of Urban and Regional Planning
July 28, 2009 – On January 23, 2009, the Department of Urban and Regional Planning welcomed the State of Florida’s Department of Community Affairs Secretary, Thomas G. Pelham and Charles Gauthier, Director of the Division of Community Planning.
Chair’s Message – May 2009
July 28, 2009 – The Department continues its growth and expansion.
UF hosts symposium debating costs of sustainable development in Fla.
April 14, 2009 – The department of urban and regional planning in the College of Design, Construction and Planning at the University of Florida hosted the symposium “Sustainable Development: Is Going Green Worth the Green?” on April 15 in the Reitz Union as part of the department’s annual Planning Day.
DCP-led team to exhibit at EPA sustainable design expo
April 07, 2009 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will host the 2009 National Sustainable Design Expo April 18 to 20 on the National Mall in Washington D.C., featuring student teams from the EPA’s P3 Award competition.
Talking water in Florida
March 05, 2009 – The College hosted the National Academy of Environmental Design’s Water and Sustainability Symposium Feb. 16 to 17, bringing academics and professionals in the design field together with scientists and engineers to identify needed legislation and other action for reducing water demand and improving water flow and quality.
Conference on urban issues in Latin America to be hosted by UF
January 16, 2009 – The title of the 58th Annual Conference of the University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies is “The Urban Divide in Latin America: Challenges and Strategies for Social Inclusion.” The conference will take place Jan. 28-30, 2009 at the Reitz Student Union on the UF campus. The conference is co-sponsored by the UF College of Design, Construction and Planning.
Two UF student teams win $10,000 EPA grants
December 03, 2008 – Two University of Florida teams received $10,000 grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop sustainability projects at opposite ends of the Earth: improving a reservoir that purifies stored rainfall for the village of Sissene, Burkina Faso, in Western Africa and measuring cellulosic ethanol production made from Florida pine forests.
Graham to speak at UF on sustainability in a ‘distressed economy’
November 13, 2008 – Former Florida Gov. and U.S. Sen. Bob Graham will present the first lecture in the Ernest R. Bartley Memorial Lecture Series at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 21 in the Ocora in Pugh Hall at the University of Florida’s Graham Center for Public Service. Graham’s lecture, “Growth, Growth Management and Sustainability in a Distressed Economy: Where are We and Where are We Going?” is free and open to the public.
UF’s planning program ranked 15th nationally
June 02, 2008 – The University of Florida graduate program in urban and regional planning was 15th on the list of top 25 planning programs as ranked in the Planetizen 2009 Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs.