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Urban Planning course discovers neighborhood identities through "Story Mapping"

Posted on 08/02/2016 by Maggie Haslam

Winning designs seek to heal the wounds of war

Posted on 07/25/2016 by Maggie Haslam

For over a decade, the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation has been providing research and study opportunities for students and faculty in Stabiae, an important historical site south of Pompeii in Naples, Italy. A beautiful seaside area once home to the powerful Roman elite, Stabiae was buried by over 70 meters of volcanic ash with the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.


Posted on 08/04/2016 by Maggie Haslam


The National Council of Architecture Registration Boards (NCARB) has accepted the University of Maryland’s architecture program into the Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure (IPAL) initiative. By blending experience and examination into the curricula, the initiative will provide students with the opportunity to compete licensure requirements while earning a degree, forging an accelerated path to professional practice.


Posted on 06/17/2016 by Maggie Haslam

UMD Taps Dr. Sonia Hirt to Lead School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.

Posted on 06/02/2016 by Maggie Haslam

Design studio re-imagines the north-south corridor of UMD for a more connected campus.

Posted on 06/03/2016 by Maggie Haslam

Researchers at the University of Maryland’s National Center for Smart Growth have leveraged an innovative land use model to predict how different policies surrounding Transit Oriented Development, or TOD, will affect housing, gentrification and opportunity in the Washington, D.C. region.

Posted on 04/19/2016 by Maggie Haslam

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has awarded Dr. Willow Lung-Amam, Assistant Professor of Urban Studies and Planning, a 2016 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. Lung-Amam is one of approximately twenty scholars selected for this award after a rigorous and competitive national selection process. It is only the fourth time a faculty member from the field of urban planning has been selected.

Posted on 04/19/2016 by Maggie Haslam

New degree is the first of its kind in the U.S.

Posted on 02/10/2016 by Maggie Haslam

Shortly after the spring semester dust settled in College Park, Adjunct Associate Professor Dennis Pogue and Faculty Research Associate Kirsten Crase took six historic preservation students to UMD’s home across the pond: the majestic Kiplin Hall, situated in the rolling countryside of North Yorkshire, England. The students spent a month engaging the historic preservation program’s long-term survey of the former farm properties of Kiplin Estate, most of which were sold off in the early part of the 20th century.

Posted on 07/01/2016 by Maggie Haslam