Professional Project Archive


Vanessa Abou Harb, “Analysis of Madison’s Isthmus Lakeshore Accessibility

Matthew Krempely, “Street Tree Ecosystem Services and Health Impacts across Demographics

Gabriel Terrell, “AI-Powered Urban Planning: Analyzing Development Impacts and Pandemic Recovery Trends in Downtown Madison with

Gabriel Wilkins, “VISIONS FROM THE PAST AND FUTURE-Tracing anti-capitalist conceptions of nature and the city through the medieval, the informal, and the imaginary


Jonathon Green, “Transit to Nowhere – Addressing the Equity Issues of Detroit’s Q-Line

Scott Heacock, “University Student Housing in Madison, WI: Existing Conditions and Policy Options

Anna Joy, “Market Analysis for Northside, City of Portage

Ashley Monterusso, “Collaborative Solutions for Food Waste: Exploring the Role of City Planners and Restaurants

Jenna Shoosmith, “It’s Electric! Implementing Agrivoltaic Systems in Rural Spaces Part 1” and “It’s Electric! Implementing Agrivoltaic Systems in Rural Spaces Part 2

Camilla Soechtig, “Hazard Adaptation for Climate Change: Planning for Coastal  Resiliency in Naples, FL”

Rishika Tumula, “Quantifying Transit Equity and Environmental Health in Milwaukee,WI

Brian Wiedenfeld, “PEOPLE in Planning Part 1” and “PEOPLE in Planning Part 2


Noah Bloedorn, “Planning in the Field: A Case for Embedded Planners in Food Systems

Kevin Englebert, “An Analysis of the Main Street Bounceback Program in East Central Wisconsin

Kyle Estrada, “History, Creativity, and Making Home: a Guide to Queer Placemaking

Madalyn Grau, “Adams County, Wisconsin: A Rural Housing Study

Yarui He, “Exploring the Role of Urban Festivals on Urban Development under Chinese Urban Planning

James Hughes, “Marathon County Rural Bike Network & Technical Guidance

Sara Husen, “Opportunity in Disaster: Strengthening Local Resilience Through Coordinated Natural Hazard Mitigation Planning

Neil Janes, “Electric Vehicle Adoption and Municipal Infrastructure: A Madison Planning Approach

Colin Kafka, “Inventory and Analysis of Residential Infill and Redevelopment Opportunities within the Wausau MPO

Manpreet Kaur Sandhu, “A Community Organizer Turned Urban Planner: We Cannot Plan from Our Desks

Oussama Rouijel, “Urban Design, an Antidote for Informal Settlements

Sebastian Waldgogel, “Porcelain Problems: An Exploratory Analysis of Public Restroom Facilities and Their Quasi-Public Counterparts in Seattle

Madison Grace Yurubi, “A Case for Strategic Restorative Design Planning Within The Village of Palmetto Bay


Andrew Busker, “Build Up or Build Out: Exploring the Fiscal Impacts of Compact Development on Public Infrastructure in Madison, Wisconsin

Maria Jose Davila Martinez, “Assessing Threats and Opportunities of 2–4 Unit Rental Properties in Five City of Madison Neighborhoods

Joshua Goldbaum, “Green Amenity Gentrification: Mapping Displacement Pressure from Rails to Trails Projects

Collin Mieras, “An Analysis of Plan Content and Integration to Address Coastal Hazards in Wisconsin’s Coastal Communities

Frank Olson, “Arlington Park Racetrack: Transit-Oriented Redevelopment Plans

Kayla Wandsnider, “First Down: Tackling Flooding with Green Infrastructure in Green Bay


Alexander Allon, “Commuting Analysis and Workforce Dynamics: DeForest, Wisconsin

Laura Bustard, “Prescription Produce: An Opportunity Assessment for FairShare CSA Coalition to Integrate Community-Supported Agriculture into Healthcare Clinics in Wisconsin

Susan Gaeddert, “Recommendations for Incorporating Health Impact Assessment During Implementation of the Sauk County Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan 2020–2024

Nicholas Johnson, “Return Migration to the Midwest

Danielle Massey, “The Rural Youth Exodus of U.S. Counties: Community-Level Characteristics and Trends


William Dean, “Regional Economic Impacts of Renewable Energy Production: A Case Study of Wisconsin”

Alex Jeffers, “Toolkit for Partnerships and Strategies for Land Protection in High-Growth Regions”

Thor Jeppson, “Planning Strategies for Increasing Neighborhood Green Infrastructure Capacity in Madison”

Cory Leemon, “Minneapolis Parks: Separate But Unequal?”

Marcus Pearson, “Effective Public Engagement Methods to Achieve Equity Through Design”


Nathan Abney, “Creating Resilience to Climate Change within Wisconsin’s Transportation Network”

Haley Briel, “A Public Official’s Guide to Comprehensive Municipal Flood Resilience”

Lisa Charron, “Planning Healthy Rural Communities: A Comprehensive Plan Assessment Tool”

Gillian Cooper, “Missing Middle Housing: Exploring the Barriers to 2-10 Unit Housing Developments” (2017-2018 MS Project Forum Award for Best Poster)

Logan Dredske, “Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Through Improved Accessibility” (Jack R. Huddleston Award for Best Professional Project)

Anna Feltham, “Intergenerational Housing for Postsecondary Students and Older Persons: Addressing Madison Wisconsin’s Affordable Housing Crisis”

Tsung-Lun Hsu, “Feasibility Study of Intercity Bus Terminal in Madison Area”

Matthew Miller, “The Road Less Traveled: An Effort to Bolster Madison Metropolitan School District’s Safe Routes to School Program”

Tom Pearce, “Recommendations for Open Space Protection in Mequon, Wisconsin”

Beth Richmond, “Small-Scale Infill and Redevelopment Best Practices in Middleton, WI”

Ken Smith, Allocating Affordable Housing for Opportunity: A Case Study of Tax Credit Housing Projects in Metropolitan Milwaukee

Jake Swenson, “Madison BRT: Building A Less Car-Dependent Future”

Ryan Thompto, “The Future of Regionalism in Dane County”


Ian Aley, Land Access Models for Immigrant and Refugee Farmers”

Zachary Chappell, “One Thing on Top of Another: A GIS-Based Landslide Susceptibility Model for Chosica, Peru” (Jack R. Huddleston Award for the Best Professional Project — 2 winners for 2017!)

Lexa Dundore, “Racial Equity Tools for Food Systems Planning”

Ruanda McFerren, “Before We Forget: Strategies to Preserve Diverse Cultural Landmarks in Madison” (2016-2017 MS Project Forum Award for Best Poster)

Chelsea Morrison, “Bicycle Facility Design Guidelines: Chippewa – Eau Claire Metropolitan Planning Area” (Jack R. Huddleston Award for the Best Professional Project — 2 winners for 2017!)

Sydney Prusak, “Articulating the Power of the Main Street and Special Assessment Collaboration”

Kaycie Stushek, “A Comparison of Four Rural Audit Tools to Assess the Built Environment for Active Travel: Which is Best for Community Priorities?”

Sam Wessel, “Planning for Access: Signage Guidelines for Pheasant Branch Conservancy”

Marlie Wilson, “The Farm to Institution Procurement Strategy”

Yuchen Zhou, “A Study of the Functionality of Hefang Street District in Hangzhou, China”


Natalie Cotter, “What Local Governments Can Do To Promote Local Food Production Through Beginning Farmer Access to Land” (Winner of Best Poster at the 3rd Annual Professional Project Forum, Madison Municipal Building, May 13, 2016)

Ross Daniels, “An Ecological Childhood Obesity Intervention and the Built Environment”

Daniel Handel, “Insights into Multifamily Residential Parking Demand for Madison, WI”

Abigail Jackson, “The Role of the City Planner in Entrepreneurial Ecosystems”

Kangni Jiang, “Planning Safer Streets for Age-Friendly Cities: A Comparison Study between New York City and Shanghai”

Phillip Rynish, “Hazard Mitigation in a Changing Climate: The Dane County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan”

Rachel Weil, “Strategizing for Food Recovery Networks in Dane County”


David Albino, “Per-Capita Impact Fee Alternatives”

Anna Brown, “The Role of Urban Forests in Mitigating Stormwater and Enhancing Livability on University of Wisconsin Campus” (Presenter at the 2nd Annual Professional Project Forum, Overture Center, May 15, 2015)

Jessica Buechler, “Green Infrastructure Network Plan for Central Oneida” (Presenter at the 2nd Annual Professional Project Forum, Overture Center, May 15, 2015)

John Marty Hagedorn, “Movement in the Mills: Connecting Cycling and Walking to the Public Health, Safety and Welfare of a Growing Economy”

Angela Puerta, “Neighborhood Planning and Community Engagement in the City of Madison”

Dayna Sarver, “Madison Supportive Housing Development: The City’s Response to Homelessness”

Carrie Sedlak, “Advancing Farm to School for Healthier Communities: Lessons from the Field”

Brad Sippel, “Visual Preference Survey for Evansville, WI”

Yuhan Wang, “Bicycle Transportation Planning in Wuhan, China”

Yining Zhang, “Public Participation Approaches in Urban Planning in City Regions in China” (Presenter at the 2nd Annual Professional Project Forum, Overture Center, May 15, 2015)


Geoffrey Hartnell, “Best Use Strategies for Remaining Undeveloped Former Central Ohio Insane Asylum Grounds”

Sijia Zhang, “Jefferson County Fairpark Master Plan Update”

Zhu Cheng, “Affordable Housing in Harbin”

Khalid Aljuhani, “New Economic Self – Containment Settlement (New City Planning & Design”

Jeremy Hall, “Applications of Geospatial Technology in Urban Agriculture: Tools for Community Garden Development in Madison, Wisconsin”

Phineas Hanson, “I-94 East-West Corridor Expansion in Milwaukee, WI: An Analysis of Local Economic and Public Health Impacts”

Amanda Jacobson, “Implementation of Green Technologies and Behaviors in Historic Districts”

Benjamin Kollenbroich, “Haumerson’s Pond & Bark River Nature Park Revitalization Plan” (Presenter at the Professional Project Forum, Madison Municipal Building, May 16, 2014)

Lihlani Skipper, “Building Partnerships across the Supply Chain: An Application of Food Systems Planning” (tied for Best Presentation at the Professional Project Forum, Madison Municipal Building, May 16, 2014)

Shan Xiao, “Public Space Design for Urban Complex: Public Space Design of the Metropolitan Urban Complex, Xuyong, Luzhou, China” (tied for Best Presentation at the Professional Project Forum, Madison Municipal Building, May 16, 2014)


Rebecca Binz, “Retrofitting the Suburbs for Changing Demographics: A Study of Best Practices”

David Nelson, “Food Security in Difficult Times: Food Access of WHEDA Facilitated Affordable Housing Units in Madison and Methods for Improvement”

Sheng-Yuan Cheng, “Accessibility and types of recreation facilities related to promotion of physical activity: Public health implications for overweight and obese people in Wisconsin”

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