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The University of Maryland’s School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation welcomes Dr. Maria Day-Marshall, a 30-year veteran of housing policy, government and finance, as the new director of the school’s Real Estate Development Program [MRED]. Day-Marshall was most recently the interim executive director and general counsel for D.C.’s Housing Finance Agency.

Posted on 07/27/2017 by Maggie Haslam

The concept of "retrofitting" buildings—making modifications to an existing structure to increase sustainability while reducing energy consumption and cost—is a practice that has gained significant traction within design/build disciplines and community stakeholders over the past decade in response to climate change, rising construction cost and an increased desire for energy conservation.

Posted on 07/27/2017 by Maggie Haslam

Associate Professor of Architecture Isabelle Gournay has been named ADVANCE Professor by the university’s ADVANCE Program for Inclusive Excellence. She will serve as the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation’s (MAPP) liaison for the 2017-18 academic year. Gournay succeeds Professor Madlen Simon, who represented the school during the last academic year, continuing her efforts to both empower and advance MAPP’s women faculty within the school and the university. 

 

Posted on 07/27/2017 by Maggie Haslam

Dr. Hiroyuki (Hiro) Iseki has been promoted with tenure to Associate Professor of Urban Studies and Planning by the University of Maryland’s School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Hiro is a research faculty with the National Center for Smart Growth (NCSG) and has taught for the Urban Studies and Planning Program since 2011.

Posted on 07/27/2017 by Maggie Haslam

Summer studio zeroes in on the D.C. neighborhood of Lanier Heights, and how vertical expansion affects historic architecture and neighborhood character.

Posted on 07/27/2017 by Maggie Haslam

Lung-Amam's Tresspassers is "essential reading on the landscape of twenty-first-century America."


Posted on 06/14/2017 by Maggie Haslam

Assistant Professor of Urban Planning Ariel Bierbaum talks about her work in and out of the classroom, the solace of baking, and how her childhood shaped her profession.

Posted on 06/23/2017 by Maggie Haslam

 

Posted on 06/23/2017 by Maggie Haslam

Dr. Marccus Hendricks will join the University of Maryland’s Urban Studies and Planning Program this fall as an incoming Assistant Professor. With a research and practice agenda rooted in environmental justice, Hendricks’ interests focus on how infrastructure, environmental outcomes and neighborhood forces interact to affect people’s everyday lives and their lives during times of extreme events. He specializes in infrastructure planning and management, environmental planning and hazard and disaster mitigation.

Posted on 06/02/2017 by Maggie Haslam

Architectural Historian William Graham joins UMD’s Historic Preservation Program

Posted on 06/02/2017 by Maggie Haslam