Congratulations to Professor Keith Bartholomew and his co-authors for their award-winning article, “Transportation Academies as Catalysts for Civic Engagement in Transportation Decision-making,” as the Charley V. Wootan Award winner. TBR Charley V. Wootan Award is given each year for the best paper in transportation policy and organization. Abstract “Citizen planning academies, which became popular in... Continue reading
Justice Tuffour, a recent graduate of the Master of City and Metropolitan Planning program, was featured on the NITC website. When asked what influenced his career path in transportation, Justice responded: “My decision to study urban planning was largely influenced by the magnitude of impacts planners can make on communities on various scales. Once this... Continue reading
Featured in Planetizen, Dr. Alessandro Rigolon’s recent research on green gentrification looks at how the addition of green space can “lead to the displacement of low-income residents and, “perhaps counterintuitively, green gentrification can also exacerbate inequities in health, finances, quality of life and — ironically — access to green spaces.”” Continue reading
Dr. Alexandra Ponette-González, a new faculty member in the Department of City and Metropolitan Planning and curator of urban ecology at the Natural History Museum of Utah, was recently featured in @TheU. The article looks at a recent study about human observation of storm events conducted by Ponette-González and her co-authors, who argue that while... Continue reading
“Three weeks after the catastrophic earthquake in Turkey, the country had already started to rebuild. “One of the things that you really want to do is have a thoughtful recovery. A deliberative recovery against all instincts to go fast,” Divya Chandrasekhar, associate professor of City and Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah, says. Especially... Continue reading
Congratulations to Sua Kim, Sayma Khajehei, and Tasnim Isaba! These three Ph.D. students won Natural Hazards Center research grants. This grant is funded by FEMA Region 8, through the NHC, and aims to develop actionable knowledge on disaster planning. Sua Kim (Lead PI), Role of Business Support Organization in Advancing Minority-Owned Business Recovery after COVID-19... Continue reading
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