Resiliency for Port St. Joe

URP student Emilee Aguerrebere assisted resiliency projects for Port St. Joe, FL, following Category 5 Hurricane Michael. She was a graduate research assistant for the interdisciplinary Florida Resilient Cities Program within the college-wide Florida Institute for Built Environment Resilience (FIBER).

Peng quoted about Miami condo collapse

Dr. Zhong-Ren Peng is quoted in a news article by The Guardian about the collapse of the condominium in Surfside, FL. He discusses the vulnerability of older construction to saltwater intrusion.

Larsen Elected ACSP Secretary

Dr. Kristin Larsen was elected Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP).

URP Student Awards 2021

The faculty of the UF Department of Urban and Regional Planning (URP) are pleased to announce the recipients of the annual URP student awards for 2020-21.

Shimberg Center for Housing Studies Employs URP Students

At the Shimberg Center, URP doctoral and master’s students manage statewide housing data and conduct studies about the housing-transportation relationship, the pandemic’s impacts on housing vulnerability, and housing flood risk.

Green Infrastructure in Planning Curricula

URP’s Dr. Christopher Silver and scholars from the United Kingdom make the case for planning programs to teach about green infrastructure (GI) to advance sustainability goals. They found UF’s School of Landscape Architecture and Planning stands out for providing interdisciplinary education about GI.

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