This series engages with the following questions: How and why do cities change over time? What’s the role of neighborhood advocacy in influencing urban transformations? To what extent can local visions of more prosperous places be augmented by community action, progressive community planning, and utopian notions of the good city?
Striving For Diverse Cities: A 2016-17 Documentary Film & Discussion Series Presents "WHERE STRANGERS BECOME NEIGHBOURS” COMMENTARY BY PROF. LEONIE SANDERCOCK (UBC)*
Tuesday, April 4th 4:30 P.M.– 6:30 P.M., UH 110.
It is hard to find any other component of the transportation system that is more varied and that involves more interacting parties than America’s freight system. Yet this complex organism, pervasive in modern life, is rarely studied, even though intelligent transportation planning and regulations involving freight traffic cannot be accomplished otherwise.
Two talented transportation planners of the future decided a year ago that all roads led to UAlbany. Now, Zach Powell and Jamie Konkoski not only find themselves on the educational paths they desired in the Master of Regional Planning (MRP) program, they’ll be traveling them toll-free.
Even as populations worldwide continue to shift from rural to urban areas, spending time in nature remains instinctive within us.
Dream of Home Ownership Still Eludes Many Chinese
Thursday, October 27, 2016
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room: AS 123
Dr. Miguel Glatzer
April 21, 2016
5:45 p.m. - 7:05 p.m.
August 30 - December 6
7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
More pulp. More paper. More lumber. Could increased timber production as a result of a longer growing season and other factors be a silver lining to the dreaded phenomenon of global warming? According to Andrei Lapenas
, associate professor of climatology at the University at Albany, that is the hope of many, yet the dream may be nothing more than wishful thinking. Read more here...
MRP Alumnus Jason Zogg featured in UAlbany Magazine's "Thirty Under 30" for his work as an Urban Planner & Strategy Analyst. Read more here...
A Time for Celebration
Family, friends, faculty and staff gathered on Saturday, May 17, 2014 to celebrate graduating students who participated in a ceremony where they were individually recognized for earning a degree or certificate from the Department of Geography and Planning.
Mumford Center Director Catherine T. Lawson and the Albany
Visualization And Informatics Lab are applying pioneering web-based
solutions and Federal Highway Administration funding to lead a
Photo by Mark Schmidt
The New Planner
Alum John Stark had an article published in the American Planning
Association’s (APA) newsletter “The New Planner” – Fall 2012 titled
“Parking Lot Ballet: The Intersection of Pedestrians and Automobiles”.
Read his student research paper.
Spring 2013 Department Individual Recognition Ceremony
Commencement weekend, Saturday, May 18th and Sunday, May 19th, the
University complements its University-wide ceremonies with Individual
Recognition Ceremonies organized by academic departments. These
Individual Recognition Ceremonies enable graduates and their families
and friends to meet socially with the faculty of the department in which
they are completing their degrees.
Professor John Pipking Leads a Walking Tour of Troy, NY
On the afternoon of Saturday, April 14, Professor John Pipkin led an
historic walking tour of Troy on a gloriously warm, sunny day.
Approximately twenty people, including UAlbany Geography and Planning
students and faculty, as well as a number of spouses, significant
others, and friends enjoyed the walking tour.
Congratulations Graduates! We are very proud of you. Please keep in touch.
Globalization Studies Major
The Globalization Studies Major finds a new home in the Department of Geography and Planning. For more information visit the Globalization Studies website.
Albany ranks 12th in U.S. for best small metro college destinations
An article in the “Albany Business Review” reports that Albany ranks 12th in U.S. for best small metro college destinations. Photo by Donna Abbott-Vlahos
Students from the Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning program were involved in the initial conception of a project that targets the redevelopment of the North Swan Street Park in Arbor Hill.