Congratulations to PhD student Sayma Khajehei, who won the University Teaching Assistant Award! Twelve graduate students from around campus won this assistantship to enhance and innovate undergraduate education.
Professor Danya Rumore was spotlighted in Outside Magazine Podcast on “How to Save the Soul of a Mountain Town.” In this podcast, Rumore talks about the challenges facing Gateway and Natural Amenity Regions (GNAR). GNAR communities are places with a population of under 25,000, and within approximately 10 miles of things like national and state... Continue reading
Congratulations to Professor Sarah Hinners, who won the 2023 Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award! Every year the Office of Undergraduate Research celebrates awardees with the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award, the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award, and presents certificates to scholarship recipients. See the complete list of 2023 awardees here!
Congratulations to PhD student Sua Kim, who won the University of Utah Graduate Research Fellowship Award for her recent research looking at post-disaster recovery! Research topic Social capital in post-disaster recovery toward resilient minority owned small businesses in the United States. Purpose of the research This study is aiming to verify social networks and ties... Continue reading
A recent article in The New York Times looks at challenges facing modern cities and includes references to Dr. Andy Hong from the University of Utah. “Far too often, city initiatives don’t actually address the needs of residents — and sometimes they create even bigger problems, especially for those who are most vulnerable. Take Vancouver,... Continue reading
A recent article in The Daily Utah Chronicle highlighted students in the City and Metropolitan Planning Department who were involved in a course this past semester focused on housing affordability. Along with community organizations, the students were able to engage meaningfully in the community to highlight the voices of residents and work towards solutions to... Continue reading
According to Professor Alessandro Rigolon, nature studies often focus more on “green spaces” or “blue spaces,” areas with lots of plants or bodies of water. In a recent interview with KUER, Rigolon looks beyond the typical emphasis on the benefits of forests and water, exploring instead the benefits experienced by exposure to other types of... Continue reading
We are excited to announce that the UT APA High Achievement Awards have arrived in the office for Drs. Ivis Garica and Alessandro Rigolon. Great job to all the students and faculty involved in the Thriving in Place Project!
Congratulations to John Willis, Urban Planning alumni, who was appointed as City Manager of St. George on January 19, 2023. John has served as Community Development Director since August 2018 and was the City’s Planning and Zoning Manager for four years prior to that. All told, John has more than 17 years of experience in... Continue reading