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URP Student Internships Summer 2022

URP Student InternshipsSummer 2022 July 20, 2022 This summer our Master of Urban and Regional Planning students embarked on new professional journeys in completing their internship requirements. Students used the internship…

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Wang Excellence Award

Dr. Wang receives Excellence Award Dr. Yan Wang, recipient of the Office of the Provost Excellence Award for Associate Professors for the College of Design, Construction, and Planning June 13,…

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Summer Reading List

Students, alumni, faculty, and Advisory Council members from the Urban and Regional Planning Department offer up their recommendations for summer reading.
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URP Mentorship Program highlights

The program runs September to April and pairs graduate-level planning students with practicing planners to foster relationships and hone professional skill.
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URP Student Awards 2022

On Thursday, March 31, URP Faculty, Staff, Students, and Alumni gathered at Cypress & Grove Brewing Company and via zoom to celebrate. Congratulations to all the award recipients!
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Sunbelt Blues Lecture Recap

On Tuesday, March 15, NYU’s Dr. Andrew Ross delivered a sobering guest lecture, sponsored by the Urban and Regional Planning Department and the Student Planning Association (SPA).
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Bringing rurality back to planning culture

Michael Hibbard at the University of Oregon and Kathryn I. Frank at the University of Florida write about their recently published article in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.
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Dr. Mah Affordability Research

Dr. Mah presents housing affordability research at DCP Research Seminar Kensington, Toronto, Canada. Photo by Dan D. via unsplash.com. Kensington is a neighborhood facing gentrification in Toronto. February 18, 2022…

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Urban Analytics Certificate

The UF Department of Urban & Regional Planning is excited to announce and offer a new on-campus Graduate Certificate in Urban Analytics for current and prospective students.
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ACSP UF Speakers

Check out the variety of ACSP conference sessions this year featuring UF’s Urban Planning Department
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Bartley Lecture 2021

Former Gainesville Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan spoke to students, faculty, and alumni of the URP Department at the 13th Annual Earnest R. Bartley Memorial Lecture
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Shape The PLANet: Lian Plass

“There is not a single place that you can go in the state of Florida where you will not run into a planner with a UF degree. Those connections are…
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Shape The PLANet: Jerry Bell

“As planners, it’s fulfilling to be able to identify an issue, analyze it, and then prescribe policy solutions that we can see make an impact.”
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Remembering Earl Starnes

Earl Starnes was faculty at the University of Florida from 1976 – 1993. Starnes was a founding father of UF’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning, serving as chair from…
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Recent Research from Dr. Wang

Dr. Wang receives research grants from National Science Foundation Assistant Professor Wang is working to redefine curb environments in Gainesville, FL and to combat COVID-19 misinformation across the United States…

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URP alum joins UF PDC as senior planner

URP Alum Joins UF PDC as Senior PlannerRachel Mandell, Class of 2020, is a Senior Planner with UF’s Planning, Design, and Construction Department Rachel Mandell, Class of 2020 August 5,…

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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…
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URP Student Internships Summer 2021

Master of Urban and Regional Planning students used their summer internships to gain advanced planning skills and experiences while making a difference to communities across the country and internationally.
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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…
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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.
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