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…

Letter From the Chair – 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…

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,…

The Art of Black Urbanism

The Art of Black Urbanism Panel Discussion – February 6, 2019 | University of Washington Campus (Seattle) Exhibition – February 5-28, 2019 | Gould Gallery, College of Built Environments The Art of Black Urbanism was a conversation and art exhibition on black visibility and shifting spaces in community, presented by the UW Department of Urban…

Forging New Ground in Data Privacy

UW MIPM grad receives award for innovation in the public sector Ginger Armbruster, Master of Infrastructure Planning and Management (MIPM) As the chief privacy officer (CPO) for the City of Seattle, University of Washington Master of Infrastructure Planning and Management (MIPM) graduate, Ginger Armbruster, is on the forefront of shaping the rapidly evolving world of…

2018 Denny Awards Recipient

Improving Seattle’s parks through volunteerism Maisha Barnett, Community, Environment and Planning Student Recently, Interim Superintendent Christopher Williams announced the winners of Seattle Parks and Recreation’s 2018 Denny Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Stewardship. Maisha Barnett (CEP ’18), was among those recognized for their service and was awarded Seattle Parks & Recreation’s Superintendent’s Award. Maisha has been…