The Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture is saddened to share news of the passing of two former professors - Professor Ved Prakash and Professor Bruce Murray - over the course of this past year. Both Professors helped build the Department into what… READ MORE
The semester may be coming to a close, but the URPL trophy tradition continues! This week we are excited to highlight URPL grad student, Kayla Wandsnider. The Wisconsin native shares a bit about her interests in urban and regional planning, her post-graduation plans, and… READ MORE
Penn State hosted its sixth annual Rural Studies Student Conference this past Thursday and Friday. URPL's own, Professor Alfonso Morales, was one of two keynote speakers to give a talk preceding the conference titled, "Insurgent… READ MORE
After a month long break, the URPL trophy tradition is back! This week we put a festive twist on our Q + A with New York native, Daniel Zhou. Read about Daniel's post-graduation goals, pocky addiction, and more below!
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!
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 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
Urban and Regional Planning 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… 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
On May 11th, thirteen master's students in the Urban and Regional Planning Program presented their semester long projects at the Municipal Building in downtown Madison. The afternoon was filled with poster viewing on a variety of topics, from addressing the affordable… 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
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
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.
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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.
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
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