Professionals Council Lecture – Mitchell Silver

URBAN PLANNING & DESIGN PROFESSIONALS COUNCIL 2019 – 2020 LECTURE SERIES Planning for People Commissioner Mitchell Silver New York City Department of Parks & Recreation Lecture – January 29, 2020 | Architecture Hall, University of Washington Campus (Seattle) On January 29, 2020 Commissioner Mitchell Silver joined the Department of Urban Design & Planning for the…

Professionals Council Lecture – William Riggs

URBAN PLANNING & DESIGN PROFESSIONALS COUNCIL 2019 – 2020 LECTURE SERIES Disruptive Transport William Riggs University of San Francisco Lecture – November 20, 2019 | Architecture Hall, University of Washington Campus (Seattle) Professor William Riggs joined the Department of Urban Design & Planning for the autumn quarter Professionals Council lecture. He spoke about the rise…

Students in Service – Alyssa Cummin, MIPM

U.S. Army Captain Alyssa Cummin will soon complete her Master’s in Infrastructure Planning and Management degree. Just over two years ago Alyssa started her academic journey at UW. When she discovered the online MIPM program she thought, “This is a great opportunity and I want to get my master’s degree in an area that interests…

Department News – Autumn Quarter 2019

Our goal in the Department of Urban Design and Planning is to provide more than excellent teaching and research. Our real mission is to have an impact on the lives and careers of our students, the future of the planning profession, and the health and welfare of our urban and regional communities. We’ve selected a…

Providing a Platform for Youth on Climate Change

Master of Infrastructure Planning and Management (MIPM) student, Danté DiSabatino, is working on King County’s 2020 update of the Strategic Climate Action Plan (SCAP). In fact, his team recently implemented the first Youth Summit on climate change. The summit was held at UW’s SCAP Public Workshop on Saturday, October 12th. Most importantly, it gave young…

Bridging to Professional Practice

Master of Urban Planning (MUP) student, Asela Chavez-Basurto, dove into professional practice during a summer internship at Sound Transit. She took on real-world planning projects in Seattle, further exploring the dynamics of collaborative teamwork. Specifically, Asela joined the Sound Transit Planning, Environment and Project Development department. As a result, she focused much of her time…

Department News – 2018/2019 Reflections

The Department of Urban Design and Planning celebrated our 2019 graduates on June 14 & 15th. Additionally, we welcomed Samuel Assefa, Director of Seattle’s Office of Planning and Community Development as the keynote speaker for the College of Built Environment’s commencement. Notably he spoke to the importance of maintaining strong connections with fellow graduates in…

Making Local Impact

Master of Urban Planning (MUP) Studios – Livable City Year, Bellevue A group of UW Master of Urban Planning (MUP) students took their skills and knowledge from the classroom into the local community as part of the 2018-19 Livable City Year (LCY) program. Students worked directly with stakeholders from the partnering city of Bellevue, WA…

Let the Record Play

CEP Grad shares stories of local black musicians in new podcast Nyles Green – 2019 Community, Environment and Planning (CEP) This past year, Nyles Green – a 2019 graduate of the Community, Environment and Planning (CEP) program, undertook a unique senior project focused on preserving and sharing the stories of black musicians in the Pacific…

Beyond the Classroom

Bringing academic knowledge into real-world challenges Dolores Velasquez – 2019 Master of Infrastructure Planning and Management (MIPM) Dolores Velasquez, a 2019 graduate of the Masters in Infrastructure Planning and Management Program (MIPM), is a first-generation college student from Ventura County, California. Prior to attending the UW, Dolores obtained a BA from Johns Hopkins in Psychology,…