Over 260 community stakeholders met at the University of Maryland last month to forge a roadmap for creating vibrant, sustainable neighborhoods along the Purple Line, MTA’s proposed light rail system that will connect Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties.
Three architecture courses have made the inaugural roster of Fearless Ideas Courses for the spring 2015 Semester by the University of Maryland’s Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The elite list of 15 courses, plucked from 30 proposals by an interdisciplinary campus committee, represent the best and most innovative learning laboratories on campus.
MAPP alum Joseph Brancato, (B.Arch, B.S. Urban Studies ’80) is being honored by The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) at its annual New York Gala on April 3, 2014. The Foundation will honor Brancato with the NIAF Special Achievement Award in Real Estate and Design.
Minnesota Commissioner Peter McLaughlin, the driving force behind the successful Twin Cities light rail system, will headline an impressive roster of speakers for the Purple Line Corridor Coalition’s (PLCC) upcoming workshop, “Beyond the Tracks: Community Development in the Purple Line Corridor.”
Kiplin Hall, home of the University of Maryland’s study center in North Yorkshire, England, has always been a place rich in history. This semester, six architecture seniors are discovering that the history of the land is as legendary as Kiplin itself. Working alongside Professor Emeritus Karl Du Puy, archeologists and area volunteers, the students helped survey the Kiplin estate for clues of its hidden history as part of a funded project called “Charting Chipeling.” It is the largest archaeological survey ever conducted of the grounds of a North Yorkshire stately home.
The University of Maryland’s Office of International Affairs has awarded Dr. Marie Howland a $12,000 Global Classroom Initiative Grant to develop a new cross-continental blended learning course in economics and urban planning. The course, developed with Russian colleague Professor Leonid Limonov of St.