News / Events

Reflective Practice in the ENV Professions is inspired by Professor Richard Willson's book, "Reflective Planning Practice: Theory, Cases and Methods"
March 18, 2021

Practicing according to a single theory or framework is difficult in the ENV professions. The availability of multiple approaches in each ENV discipline makes things complicated. Clients, decision-makers, and community members have their own goals and aspirations that do not neatly line up. As...

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The public is invited to the 2021 Dale Prize Colloquium on March 2. Proceedings will be fully virtual
March 2, 2021

"Planning in the Pandemic: Public Health and Social Justice" revisits the long, shared history between planning and public health to improve quality of life, and the urgency to address the inequalities in communities laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Awarded in pairs to a practitioner...

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Caltrans Director Tok Omishakin's virtual lecture is co-hosted by the College of Environmental Design and the College of Engineering
February 17, 2021

Toks Omishakin, director of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), will give a virtual public lecture and host a Q&A session on Feb. 17 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. (PST).

The event is co-hosted by the College of Environmental Design and the College of...

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Pomona Gold Line Perspective by Bertha Mendoza, Angie Mejicanos, Helen Puga and Sherlin Orozco

Professor Brian Garcia's URP 2010L (Urban Design Theory for Planning Lab) partnered with LA Metro and the Foothill Extension Construction Authority for a demography study of the communities that the new planned Foothill Gold Line...

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Now what? Economists say the coronavirus outbreak will have lasting impact on our intertwined global markets

Richard Willson, a professor of urban and regional planning, authors the APA blog series A Guide for Idealists, based on his book "The Guide for the Idealist: How to Launch and Navigate Your Planning Career." A national...

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Harry A. Anthony

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning (URP) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Harry A. Anthony Scholarship in Urban Planning. The scholarship honors the legacy of Harry A. Anthony, who was a professor and chair of URP. The scholarship encourages URP students to travel to...

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Cover: Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs (6th Edition)

The urban and regional planning graduate program (MURP) at the College of Environmental Design secured top national rankings in the latest edition of "Planetizen Guide to Urban Planning Programs." The Department of Urban and Regional Planning has the distinction of being the only university in...

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URP Alumni Social at the APA CA Conference
September 9, 2019

Urban and Regional Alumni Association will host a social mixer at the APA California Chapter Conference. If you plan to attend the conference, please join the mixer.

Location: Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara (1111 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Santa Barbara, CA 93103)

Time: Monday, September 16,...

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Seminar Program
March 27, 2019

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning (URP) celebrates Margarita P. McCoy Scholarship with a seminar with Dr. Ann Forsyth, professor of urban planning at Harvard Graduate School of Design. She works mainly on the social aspects of physical planning and urban development. The big issue...

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Richard Willson, professor of urban and regional planning, is at the center of Avenue 50 Studio's latest exhibition "BOTTOM FEEDER: Viewes from the Arroyos"
March 9, 2019

Professor Richard Willson's work will be celebrated in Avenue 50 Studio's latest exhibition, "BOTTOM FEEDER: Views from the Arroyos."

Willson, a professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, holds a Ph. D. from UCLA and studied art at the Otis College of Art and Design. ...

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Alex Schafran will discuss his book "The Road to Resegregation: Northern California and the Failure of Politics" on Jan. 23, 2019
January 23, 2019

Alvaro Huerta, assistant professor of urban and regional planning, will moderate a book talk/panel discussion centered on The Road to Resegregation: Northern California and the Failure of Politics. The event is open to the public and will take place at the Grand Reading Room on the...

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Alvaro Huerta, Ph.D., moderates "Demystifying Mental Health in Latina/o Communities"

Assistant Professor Alvaro Huerta from the Department of Urban and Regional Planning moderated Demystifying Mental Health in Working-Class Latina/o Communities & Beyond, a Nov. 14 symposium  co-sponsored by the Cal Poly Pomona chapters of the American Planning Student Association (...

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Learn how a co-op works at this APSA-sponsored event on Nov. 20, 2018
November 20, 2018

The Cal Poly Pomona chapter of the American Planning Student Association (APSA) hosts COOP-LA, an hour-long panel discussion with half a dozen Los Angeles-based groups who will discuss what it takes to start and operate a co-op.

 

Assistant Professor Alvaro Huerta (URP) will moderate 'Demystifying Mental Health in Working-Class Latina/o Communities & Beyond'
November 14, 2018

Assistant Professor Alvaro Huerta from the Department of Urban and Regional Planning organized and will moderate Demystifying Mental Health in Working-Class Latina/o Communities & Beyond, a symposium open to the university community.

Demystifying Mental Health in...

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URP Alumni Chapter Mixer at the Sheraton San Diego - October 9, 7-9pm
October 9, 2018

Take a breather from the 2018 APA California Conference! Stop by the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina to enjoy an evening of coffee and desserts with fellow urban and regional planning alumni from Cal Poly Pomona.

URP Alumni Chapter Mixer
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and...

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Dr. Kim's Events
April 18, 2018

Lecture of the 2018 Dale Prize Scholar, Dr. Anna Joo Kim

As you may know, the 2018 Dale Prize scholar, Dr. Anna Joo Kim, was not able to join the Dale Prize event in February due to her medical condition. After fully recovering her health, she is visiting to URP in order to have the...

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Positively 4th Street at the Don B. Huntley Gallery
January 26, 2018

Built in 1931, the 4th Street Viaduct spans the Los Angeles River, supporting railroad tracks and industry. Its Gothic Revival architecture contrasts with the unadorned flood-control channel beneath it. The exhibit “Positively 4th Street: An Encounter with Los Angeles’ Fourth Street...

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Post Card Front
January 16, 2018

The Dale Prize 2018 winners were selected. Mr. James Rojas, the founder of the Latino Urban Forum, has won the Practitioner Prize and Dr. Anna Kim, an assistant professor at Georgia Tech, has won the Scholar Prize. With the theme, "Planning with Immigrants in Communities and Regions", the Dale...

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Conversion Information Session
November 30, 2017

Find the session that fits with your status and learn about the customized semester conversion information for urban planning students.

“Untitled” (1990) by Los Angeles-based artist Salomon Huerta
November 21, 2017

Alvaro Huerta, assistant professor of urban and regional planning and ethnic and women's studies, continues his ongoing dialogue about the Latin-American immigrant experience under the current political climate. His lecture is open to the ENV community, Cal Poly Pomona campus and the public....

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