Art Leahy, Metrolink Chief Executive Officer, and PPD Distinguished Fellow hosted a site visit at Metrolink facilities in Los Angeles on April 14, 2017. Click for more details and images from the day.
The Department of Planning, Policy, and Design in the UCI School of Social Ecology invites you to an evening of lively conversation over dinner, followed by an engaging dialogue with our 2016-2017 Distinguished Fellows.
“Professional Visions and Personal Reflections: Celebrating Four Distinguished Careers in Public Service”
Thursday, June 8, 2017, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
UCI Student Center – Pacific Ballroom
Learn more about the event, tickets and sponsorship opportunities: http://bit.ly/PPDFellows17
PPD Distinguished Fellow Randal Jackson, a Landscape Architect and President and Principal at PlaceWorks hosted a group of MURP students at PlaceWorks on February 23, 2017.
After an office tour, Jackson and his associates at PlaceWorks conducted a design charette – a hands-on project exercise based on a standard planning scenario. The students used information about a city’s plan to brainstorm possible site uses and plans. In teams, they developed a concept and presented it over a “working lunch”.
Many thanks to Randy Jackson and PlaceWorks for providing this opportunity, and to MURP student Jonathan Lightfoot for coordinating the site visit with Jackson
The PPD community hosted a breakfast mixer event to welcome the new and continuing Distinguished Fellows for the 2016 – 2017 academic year. The program provides opportunities for graduate students to engage with leading planning and policy professionals.
The School of Social Ecology’s Associate Dean, Wendy Goldberg, gave opening remarks about the Distinguished Fellows program, followed by Department Chair, Scott Bollens, who shared brief biographical introductions for this year’s class of Fellows: [Read more…] about Welcoming Our Distinguished Fellows
The Department of Planning, Policy, and Design in the School of Social Ecology is pleased to announce its Distinguished Fellows for the 2016 – 2017 academic year. The program provides opportunities for graduate students to engage with leading planning and policy professionals. [Read more…] about Distinguished Fellows Welcome Mixer, November 30, 2016
Distinguished Fellow Tim Psomas hosted a group of MURP students at the Psomas Orange County corporate site this June. The future planning professionals engaged with various members of the Psomas team to learn more about their work in areas including environmental planning, resource management, active transportation, geographic information systems, and sustainable engineering practices. [Read more…] about Psomas Site Visit
PPD Distinguished Fellow Susan Hori (Partner, Real Estate and Land Use, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP), and Lindell Marsh, attorney and PPD Advisory Board member, provided an exciting opportunity for MURP students to engage with them in small group discussions about land use planning issues.
The participants introduced themselves, their planning interests and experience, and the group spent the time processing ideas across themes including: challenges of achieving good development, with the Banning Ranch case as one example; land use issues planners will be facing over the next 20 years and beyond; and methods and tools (such as regulatory reform or policy changes) that may be useful as planning practitioners.
Universities without Walls, Communities without Ceilings: The Multidimensional Challenge of Justice in Southern California
The Department of Planning, Policy, and Design in the School of Social Ecology invites you to an engaging dinner and panel discussion about challenges of justice in our communities, with the 2015-2016 PPD Distinguished Fellows: America Bracho, Bill Fulton, Susan Hori, Felicia Marcus, Timothy Psomas and Tony Salazar.
Felicia Marcus, Chair of California’s State Water Resources Control Board, and PPD Distinguished Fellow, visited UCI on February 23, 2016. David Feldman, PPD Department Chair and Water UCI Director, introduced Marcus’s presentation, “California Water 2016 and Beyond: Where are we, where do we need to go, and how the heck do we get there?” to a full auditorium which included representatives from academia, professionals from water agencies, and interested community members. [Read more…] about California Water 2016 and Beyond with Distinguished Fellow Felicia Marcus
As part of the PPD Distinguished Fellows program, MURP students have the opportunity to engage with leaders in planning. Dr. America Bracho, Executive Director of Latino Health Access, has generously shared her time and experience during her term as Distinguished Fellow this year, and hosted a tour and conversation about the organization’s work. Second-year MURP student Alison Walker shares her experience of the site visit: