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URP Mixer at The Rookery House and Grill in downtown Pomona
March 30, 2017

Enjoy a meal and drinks in the company of URP alumni! The department is pleased to host this year's Alumni Mixer in downtown Pomona.

Date: Friday, April 14 (7 pm)

Place: The Rookery Alehouse and Grill (117 W 2nd St., Pomona, CA 91766)

Dr. Lisa Schweitzer

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning (URP) cordially invites you to attend Margarita McCoy Seminar and Scholarship Award Ceremony. With generous donations from the McCoy family and other donors, URP department is pleased to select the first recipient of the Margarita P. McCoy...

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Margarita P. McCoy (1923 - 2016)
March 2, 2017

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning (URP) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Margarita P. McCoy Scholarship in Urban Planning.  The scholarship honors the legacy of Margarita P. McCoy by supporting and encouraging students in urban and regional planning. Thanks to the...

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Dale Prize 2017: Southern California Suburbs - Looking Backward and Looking Forward
January 5, 2017

The Dale Prize 2017 winners were selected. Mr. Donald J. Waldie, the former deputy city manager of Lakewood, CA, has won the Practitioner Prize and Dr. Dowell Myers, professor at USC, has won the Scholar Prize. With the theme, "Southern California Suburbs: Looking Forward and Looking Backward...

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Professor Rick Willson FAICP wrote URP students the attached message concerning planning responses to the recent election.

Alvaro Huerta, Ph.D. at Portland State University

Dr. Alvaro Huerta, an Assistant Professor in the the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and Ethnic and Women's Studies departments won the 2016 Edward Blakely Award. The award was give at the meeting of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning conference meeting in Portland,...

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Alternative Transportation Conference Schedule
November 17, 2016

Cal Poly Pomona's Alternative Transportation Conference is jointly organized by ASI and Students for Quality Education (SQE) with support from the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) and the College of Environmental Design (ENV).

Schedule

Nov. 17...

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Enjoy an evening with fellow Cal Poly Pomona URP Alumni at Bar Celona, 46 E. Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA on October 23, from 7:00 to 10:00 PM. See attachment for more information! Bar Celona is a modern Spanish tapas bar in the heart of Old Pasadena.

Logo Design Competition
October 18, 2016

As part of the department’ effort to celebrate the anniversary and encourage to spread the words, the department wants to have a logo that represents the identity of URP at CPP and celebrates its 50th year anniversary. The logo will be added to the advertising materials for the event such as...

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Parking Management for Smart Growth, by Richard Willson

URP author Rick Willson's books are on sale at Island Press, along with all their other titles, for limited time. Willson's books include Parking Management for Smart Growth (2015) and Parking Reform Made Easy (2013). Sale ends September 30.

Photo credit: James Rojas

The Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning (URP)and Ethnic & Women’s Studies (EWS) Dept. proudly present:

Symposium on Latina/o Urbanism

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016...

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Richard Willson's APA blog series advises emerging professionals for careers in urban planning

Professor Rick Willson is working on a book about how to launch and navigate your planning career. The book won't come out for about a year, but in the meantime he is writing a series of twice-monthly blog posts on the topic for APA. Here's the first one...Comments and reactions welcome!

The California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF) is offering total $5,000 of scholarship funding, which can be allocated up to five students. Students whose GPA is 3.0 or higher are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Students who are interested in the scholarship must submit...

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We are please to announce that Dr. Do Kim assumed the position of Chair of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the beginning of Fall 2016. Dr. Courtney Knapp is serving as Graduate Coordinator. We look forward to their leadership as the department moves to implement its new...

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APSA events connect students with professionals and design challenges

October 13: Taco Fundraiser - Location: Campus Grounds
October 20: Halloween Potluck - Location TBD
November 5: Forma Companies sponsored Design Completion -Location: Costa Mesa
November 8: Catalytic Communities...

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Untitled, Salomon Huerta, 2000
August 25, 2016

Date: Thursday, August 25, 2016

Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: Self-Help Graphics & Art

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Margarita McCoy Memorial Scholarship program was introduced at ENV's memorial celebration in Building 7
August 4, 2016

Beloved URP professor emerita Margarita McCoy died on March 31, 2016 at age 92. Margarita was a pioneer for women in the urban planning field. She was one of the first in the nation to hold a tenure-track position in planning and the first female full professor of planning in the United States...

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Parking Reform Made Easy, by Richard Willson

Rick Willson’s new book, Parking Reform Made Easy, was published by Island Press in June 2013.  Mitchell Sliver, President of the American Planning Association and Chief Planning and Development Officer in Raleigh North Carolina, said the following in a review… “Finally, a...

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