Prof. Harvey M. Jacobs gave an invited lecture to the members of the Civil Society Lab at the Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen in the Netherlands in mid February. The title of his lecture was “Radical Property for 21st Century Urban and Environmental Conditions?”
Prof. Harvey M. Jacobs together with Stijn Vos, a visitor to URPL in Fall semester 2016, gave an invited lecture at Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands in early February. The lecture was based on Stijn’s master’s thesis research, undertaken primarily in Madison and Milwaukee. The lecture title was “Urban (Re) Development in the USA: Context, Actors, Cases, Conclusion – Applicability to The Netherlands?” The lecture was for master's students involved in an intensive workshop course focused on re-development of the Nijmegen train station area.
Prof. Revel Sims has won the ACSP/UIUC Chester Rapkin award for the best article in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.
Prof. Alfonso Morales will be part of a USDA expert team presenting, “Framing an Economic Evaluation of Community Food Systems,” February 14 in Las Cruces, NM.
Prof. Alfonso Morales will be delivering the keynote address at the annual meeting of the Maine Federation of Farmers Markets.
Prof. Harvey M. Jacobs travels to Rotterdam, Netherlands in early January to deliver lectures at the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies at Erasmus University. The lectures kick off a land specialization component for students in the Urban Management and Development master's degree. In addition he will give a program-wide lecture on human rights issues in land policy in developing countries.
The Department was saddened by the passing of John Bousfield, an early student of Urban and Regional Planning at UW-Madison, graduating from the program in 1953. As noted in his obituary, "John went on to become one of Canada's greatest urban planners. Until shortly before his passing, he practiced for well over fifty years in a full range of urban planning and development projects..." For the full article, please link here. Our condolences go out to the Bousfield family.
2nd Year URPL Workshop students are working with the City of Monona on studying Safe Routes to School. Their work was recently featured in the Monona newspaper here.
URPL first year master's students Ken Smith and Matt Miller together attended Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador. A story by Ken about their experience with BRT (bus rapid transit) was published as "Quito's BRT: A Model for Milwaukee" on the website urbanmilwaukee.com.
Prof. Harvey M. Jacobs is an invited featured speaker at a November seminar in Mexico City on The Constitution and Urban Property Rights.