MS Professional Project Archive

Spring 2019

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”

Spring 2018

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”

Spring 2017

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”

Spring 2016

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”

Spring 2015

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)

Fall 2014

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

Sijia Zhang, “Jefferson County Fairpark Master Plan Update”

Summer 2014

Zhu Cheng, “Affordable Housing in Harbin”

Spring 2014

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)

Fall 2013

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”

Summer 2013

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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