News / Events

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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Book cover (2016), Rafael Cardenas
November 16, 2017

Alvaro Huerta, assistant professor of urban and regional planning and ethnic and women's studies, will co-moderate a discussion about art and the urban space featuring artists Salomon Huerta and Rafael Cardenas.

Salomon Huerta is a...

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ENV Festival 2017 demonstrates the diverse design issues and enterprises shaping the work of students, faculty, staff and alumni.
November 9, 2017

Frank Villalobos (’70, architecture), president of Barrio Planners in East Los Angeles, comes back to ENV for a dialogue with Assistant Professor Alvaro Huerta who holds a joint appointment in the departments of urban and regional planning and ethnic and women’s studies.


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ENV Festival 2017 demonstrates the diverse design issues and enterprises shaping the work of students, faculty, staff and alumni.
November 2, 2017

Real estate developer Gustavo A. Durán (’71, urban and regional planning), president of GD Realty Investments, will share his 45 years of real estate development experience from the combined perspective of planners, developers, and architects. Catch his presentation and participate in a Q...

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Guest Lecture - Gustavo Duran
November 2, 2017

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning is pleased to announce a guest leture on “The Dynamics of Planners, Developers, and Architects in Realtity” from Mr. Gustavo Duran of GD Reality Investments.

Mr. Duran is an URP alum who has built his real esate development career. He...

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The Dance of Idealism and REalism in Environmental Design - Thursday, Oct. 26
October 26, 2017

Urban and regional planning Professor Richard Willson will host a workshop inspired by his latest book, A Guide for the Idealist. A...

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A Guide for the Idealist by Richard Willson
October 10, 2017

Professor Richard Willson's new book, A Guide for the Idealist: Launching and Navigating Your Planning Career has been published by Routledge. It is a must for young professionals seeking to put their idealism to work. Speaking to urban and regional planners and those in related fields, the...

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May 11, 2017

Date: 7PM, Friday, May 26

Place: Pomona Valley Mining Company (1777 Gillette Rd., Pomona, CA 91768)

For more information and the ticket, please contact APSA board members (if you are a student) or contact URP Alumni Association President, Manny Munoz, ...

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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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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).


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.