Sitting behind the office door, labeled 15A in Ag Hall, is PLA's newest department addition - Whelan Callahan. The current undergraduate studying computer science, shares a little about his interests, both academically and personally in the Q + A below!
What is PARK(ing) Day? Here's a hint: It’s different than parking… and way more fun.
On September 21st, landscape architects throughout the world made parks out of parking spaces. Usually landscape architects design spaces like… READ MORE
The PLA Department has grown by two! Get to know the new student staffers, through a quick Q + A. Read below to find out the two Wisconsinites academic and personal interests, as well as their role within the Department.
This Week's Winner...
Name: Lisa McNabola
Hometown: Arlington, VA… READ MORE
This year, the URPL program is announcing a new tradition called "Where's the Trophy." The student-started idea features a graduate student within the URPL program. The weekly winner will get to proudly possess the golden trophy for a week, before bestowing it upon… READ MORE
Wondering who those three new faces are at Agriculture Hall? We had the pleasure of asking the new additions to the PLA Department a few questions. Ranging from their role in the Department to academics to personal interests, new staffers - Andrew Busker, Daniel Besinaiz… READ MORE
PhD Student Yaidi Martinez worked alongside Wisconsin Policy Forum’s team to generate the latest report on Milwaukee’s Rental Housing Trends. Martinez took on the role of lead author and research fellow in creating the report that looks to foster conversation around… READ MORE
Finding practical solutions to community-based challenges is at the heart of a new three-year partnership between Green County and the UniverCity Year program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that will kick off Aug. 21 with a gala event at the Monroe High School… READ MORE
Never in the university's history had its' Campus Master Plan been approved by the City of Madison Common Council. That was until a Tuesday in July, during 2017. The major feat for the university, as well as the city of Madison, resulted from countless hours of hard work… READ MORE
Landscape Architecture Professors, Kristin Thorleifsdóttir and Samuel Dennis, spoke on the positive effects Madison's lakes have for its' surrounding community. To read the Wisconsin State Journal's piece on "Madison's Lakes Feed Our Need to Be Near Water",… READ MORE
Last Monday. the Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) held their Prospective Graduate Student Resource Fair above Gordon's Dining Hall. The Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture was represented at the event by two current graduate students (WSPA's new… READ MORE
Professor Alfonso Morales, with the Urban and Regional Planning Department at UW-Madison, was invited by the Union of Concerned Scientists to Washington D.C in early June. There he met with House and Senate staffers on his USDA-funded research, "Agroecology on the Hill… READ MORE
Ongoing PhD student in the Urban and Regional Planning Program at UW-Madison, Christopher Spahr, shares an insight into the inclusive development principles that led to the successful creation of active public spaces in Philadelphia. To read his article "Activating and… READ MORE
In her article, Kim discusses that even with the fiscal stress and economic changes that local governments face, they still are able to provide services that everybody needs. Local governments still have an active role in everyday lives. You can find her article… READ MORE
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Menomonee Valley Partners, the City of Milwaukee and UWM's School of Architecture and Urban Planning's Community Design Solutions shared the results of a charette that considered potential uses of more than 40 acres of land in the Valley. Six area architectural firms… READ MORE
Landscape Architecture - Jules West - is featured in two news stories. Check out these links to hear about his senior capstone project for the riverfront in Wausau, Wisconsin.
DPLA student Jules West is working toward a bachelor of science in landscape… READ MORE
Please join the Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture on Friday, April 27, from noon - 1:00pm in Music Hall room 208 as part of their… READ MORE
The upcoming Spotlight Series event will feature Dr. Revel Sims as the lecturer for the Wisconsin Union Directorate Distinguished Lecture Series.
Dr. Sims is an assistant professor in UW’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning and Chican@ and Latin@… READ MORE
Allen Centennial Garden's HortiCULTURAL Landscapes Symposium is quickly approaching (Saturday, April 14, 2018).
The Garden is lowering the price and offering a $80.00 off discount to the symposium for all students, staff and faculty in the… READ MORE
The Wisconsin Chapter ASLA is pleased to announce an… READ MORE
39th Annual Jensen-Longenecker Awards Banquet April 20, 2018 at the At&T Lounge of the Pyle Center! Undergraduates do not need to pay for the banquet. A sign-up sheet has been sent out through email for undergraduates to RSVP for the banquet.
SmithGroupJJR has earned an award from the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects for their work as lead landscape architect of Alumni Park!
SmithGroupJJR served as the lead landscape architect for space, also working closely with the… READ MORE
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The Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture would like to congratulate Logan Dredske (second year MS URPL student) who won second place in the 2018 American Planning Association Transportation Planning Division Student Paper Competition! Each year the… READ MORE
It is time for the annual department Career Fair! This Thursday and Friday (2/22 and 2/23) several firms will be conducting interviews for students! Students from both programs are welcome to attend. A sign-up sheet for scheduling interviews is located in the Studio (… READ MORE
The second lecture for the… READ MORE
The Wisconsin Land Information Association is looking for student volunteers to attend and assist with the Wisconsin Land Information Association’s 2018 Annual Conference, which is being held March 7-9 at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, WI. Students volunteering for… READ MORE
Locked Out: How sweeping changes to Wisconsin landlord-tenant laws affect vulnerable populations
Changes to landlord-tenant state laws over the last several years have made it easier for landlords to evict tenants. Several Madison residents are… READ MORE
On Monday, February 12 at 4pm, the Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture is hosting a… READ MORE
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The Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture's 2017 workshop cohort of 10 MS urban planning students was featured in The Sauk Prairie Eagle detailing their recommendations to the rural Sauk County communities of Prairie du Sac and Sauk City. The results of a… READ MORE
The Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture would like to invite you to our Spring 2018 Lecture Series! Once a month come join the DPLA in attending a lecture by featured speaker. Lectures will take place on Fridays, from 12:00PM-1:15PM in Room 208 in Old Music… READ MORE
It is our pleasure to announce that our Second-year MS URPL students have completed their final work product for the Fall 2017. Both the… READ MORE
Jury Week Assignments have been created! Below you can find the schedule of class presentations from our undergraduates. Please check out the projects our undergraduate students have been working on during the semester, including creating a pollinator plan for Dane… READ MORE
The LA 462 Regional Design class would like to invite you to attend their poster exhibit open-house from 9:30-11:00 Am Tuesday, December 12, 2017 in rooms 14 and 25 of Agricultural Hall.
This semester the students tackled the creation of regional pollinator plan… READ MORE
Please join our second year M.S. students on Friday, December 8, from 10:00am until 11:00am as they present their final product for Planning Workshop (PLA 912). This year, students have been working on a project to provide a Vision for the Water Street Corridor to… READ MORE
The Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture, with absolute sadness, report that one of our Landscape Architecture graduate students had passed away on the morning of November 28 from liver failure due to colorectal cancer. He was an incredible and beloved son,… READ MORE
Department of Planning & Landscape Architecture next lecture in its… READ MORE
Associate professor Kurt Paulsen was featured in an article recently published by The Cap Times. The article discusses a recent resolution by faculty members to encourage campus administrators to implement a plant to become carbon neutral by 2050 or sooner. The UW-… READ MORE
Speaker: Theresa Williamson, Executive Director Catalytic Communities-Brazil
Title: Rethinking the Future pf Housing Worldwide: Favelas as a Sustainable Model?
When & Where: November 2, 12:00PM. Room 1199, School of Human Ecology. Free and Open to the… READ MORE
Inside UW-Madison picked up the Sauk Prairie Eagle story about a workshop project involving students in our department and UW alumnus and certified planner Mark Roffers. The students are helping the communities of Sauk City and Prairie du Sac, who have made a commitment… READ MORE
The department is pleased to announce the Fall 2017 DPLA Lecture series!
Sam Dennis Jr., Assoc. Prof., will kick off the lecture series by presenting "Community Design as if Young People's Health Mattered". The lecture will occur on Friday, October 27.
The Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture is co-sponsoring a Jordahl Public Lands Lecture featuring Carolyn Finney, author of Black Faces, White Spaces and Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Kentucky.
The lecture, Ten Thousand… READ MORE
Justice Castañeda, a PhD student in the Urban and Regional Planning Program, was recently featured in the article Justice Castañeda Leads CommonWealth into a Citywide Era on the website Capital City Hues. Castañeda recently moved back to Madison after being gone… READ MORE
Submissions of applications for the 2017-2018 Capstone Project has ended. The Landscape Architecture Program received a lot of great submissions and this year we were able to accommodate 13 projects. If anyone would like to be considered for the 2018-2019 Capstone… READ MORE
Prof. Harvey M. Jacobs is co-editor of the newly published volume Land Policies in India: Promises, Practices and Challenges(Springer: India Studies in Business and Economics, 2017). The book originated from the First South Asian Regional Conference of… READ MORE
Master's student Ken Smith has had a commentary published on the website Urban Milwaukee titled "Why Amazon Should Pick Milwaukee". His commentary is response to a recent announcement made by Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos that the company was looking… READ MORE
The City of Verona passed a $150 million referendum to rebuild the school district and this includes the surrounding landscape. The Madison school district also recently won a $350k grant to establish nature based curriculum and gardens to bring children closer to nature… READ MORE
Recently, Alfonso Morales, a professor in the Urban and Regional Planning program, discusses public markets as part of a focus on local foods in communities in a podcast on the Strong Towns website. In this podcast, markets in the US were compared with markets around the… READ MORE
Spencer Gardner, an alum of the Urban and Regional Planning Program has a blog that was recently featured on the Strong Towns website. His article, A History of Zoning, Part III: Missing the Trees for the Forest, is a third installment of a three-part series in which… READ MORE
The Nelson Institute Director, Paul Robbins, recently recognized the projects and accomplishments of its faculty affiliates by contacting the Chairs of the Departments about the achievements of their faculty. The Nelson Institute values its Affiliates enormously and… READ MORE
Shawn T. Kelly, FASLA, has been elected 2017-2018 president-elect of the American Society of Landscape Architects. He will be sworn in as president-elect at the 2017… READ MORE
The Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Wisconsin - Madison is proud to continue its long history of design and planning outreach, and we are currently pursuing opportunities for service projects to be considered for the 2017-2018 Senior Capstone… READ MORE
Read about the department merger and move to the College of Letters & Science.