Urban & Regional Planning News
The Department of Urban and Regional Planning is pleased to present Planning Day 2010’s Law Panel
March 08, 2010 – Please join us on March 26 for Planning Day 2010 in Orlando, Florida.
Planning Day 2010 to be held on March 26
February 16, 2010 – The Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Florida is pleased to announce Planning Day 2010, to be held on March 26, 2010. This year, for the first time, the Planning Day Symposium will be held at Citylab-Orlando, the newly opened joint venture between the University of Florida and the University of Central Florida.
Pelham lecture will focus on impacts of Florida’s growth management legislation
November 16, 2009 – Thomas G. Pelham, secretary of the Florida Department of Community Affairs, will speak about the real and potential impacts of Florida’s new growth management legislation on Thursday at the University of Florida.
The annual Ernest R. Bartley Memorial Lecture starts at 6:30 p.m. in Bless Auditorium at 100 Williamson Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Community Service and Education: Mapping Poverty in Alachua County
July 29, 2009 – In support of the mission of the Alachua County’s Poverty Reduction Advisory Board, the students of URP4273 Survey of Planning Information Systems Spring 2009 Class used Geographic Information Science (GIS) to identify areas of highest levels of poverty in Alachua County.
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.