Ph.D. student Rebecca Lewis recently had a paper published with her advisor, Professor Gerrit Knaap. The paper, “Managing Urban Growth with Priority Funding Areas: A Good Idea Whose Time Has Yet to Come,” is published in the Journal of the American Planning Association and was co-authored with Jungyul Sohn. The purpose of the paper is to evaluate the adoption, implementation, and performance of priority funding areas (PFAs) in Maryland in order to provide planners and policymakers with insights into their efficacy as instruments for managing growth. Click here to read the full article
Ph.D. Student Zubin Adrienvala received the 2009-10 FEZANA scholarship, a fellowship sponsored by the U.S. Zoroastrian Community. FEZANA is Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America, and the scholarship is for on academic accomplishment and service towards the community. It was presented by the local Zoroastrian chapter's president.
Joe Costanzo received a fellowship from the University of Liege’s Center for Ethnic Minorities and Immigration Studies to support his dissertation work in the spring of 2010 in Brussels. Joe’s thesis studies the Zinneke Parade in Brussels: “Immigrant Participation in Intercultural Community Projects” and the parade’s role in ethnic integration.
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