UMD researchers and alumni gathered last week with global experts in planning, sustainability and policy to explore best practices for shaping urban equity on a global scale. Held at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in Cambridge, MA, the two-day workshop examined the use of data and indicators to monitor, measure and build equitable cities and to share how cities can leverage metrics to forward a variety of goals, from decreasing poverty levels to fostering equitable housing.
Lung-Amam one of ten emerging faculty nation-wide recognized for her work to foster campus inclusion
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has named Assistant Professor of Urban Studies and Planning Dr. Willow Lung-Amam a 2017 Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholar. Dr. Lung-Amam is one of ten emerging faculty from programs nationwide recognized for their efforts to foster inclusive campus communities as academic leaders.
An interdisciplinary team of students from architecture, engineering, landscape architecture and environmental science and technology took second place in the 5th Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, an annual competition through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that challenges student teams to design an innovative solution for a specific stormwater challenge on their college campus. UMD beat out 60 other collegiate teams in this year’s challenge.