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…

Educating for Change

Building a relationship with the Rainier Scholars to develop future community leaders and agents of change Seattle’s Rainier Scholars program cultivates the academic potential of low-income students of color by providing access to postsecondary institutions, opening doors to future careers, and developing leadership skills. Students of color account for 66% of the students in Seattle…

Planning For People

The Positive Impacts of a Democratic Planning Process Mathew Langley, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde In the summer of 2016, Mathew Langley (MUP ’17) interned as a Junior Program Analyst for the Bureau of Indian Affairs Great Plains Region, Division of Facilities in Aberdeen, South Dakota. This was a transformative experience as he spent three…

Public Opinion Often Sets Privacy Standards for Smart City Tech

City officials, law professors and corporate privacy directors discuss the tension between open data work and privacy at the second day of the MetroLab Annual Summit in Atlanta, citing smart cities tech as an increasingly relevant part of the discussion. BY ZACK QUAINTANCE / DECEMBER 18, 2017 See Associate Professor Jan Whittington, quoted in Government…

Building Place Through Practice

Creating change requires leadership, vision, hard work, and passion. Maisha Barnett, a senior in the Community, Environment, and Planning (CEP) program, displays all of these traits as the project manager at the Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation for Seattle’s new Jimi Hendrix Park. The 2.5-acre park is located in Seattle’s Central District, a thriving multicultural community…