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Urban Ecology Research Lab's Dr. Marina Alberti speaks to NPR on "Rethinking the Relationship Between Civilization and Nature"

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Urban Planning's New Mitch Cushman Scholarship Fund
The Urban Planning department received a generous bequest fromDr. Mitchell Cushmanwho received his Ph.D in Urban Planning in 1973. Dr. Cushman passed away in his home in San Diego on June 23, 2013. With his generous endowed fund, students interested in pursuing Urban Planning as a career will be eligible for valuable student support.

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Professor Don Miller Chairs International Urban Planning Symposium
Don Miller, Professor of Urban Design and Planning, chaired the 11th International Symposium on Urban Planning and Environment, at the National University of La Plata, Argentina, in September. This four-day event brought together planning professionals, governmental officials, and researchers to exchange information on experiences with implementing planning for sustainable urban development. This was the first of the series of symposiums that Miller initiated in Seattle twenty years ago to take place in Latin America and attracted nearly 300 participants. Plans are underway for UPE12 in Lisbon in 2016.

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