With the recent revamp of the Department of Urban Planning and Public Policy’s website, MURP-relevant activities are now being included in the UPPP News and Events feeds, which you can reach from the UPPP homepage, under the About menu. Take a look!
Congratulations to the Urban Planning Student Association (UPSA) Board for 2018!
President: Cory Witter
Vice President: Kyle Webber
Secretary: Izzak Mireles
Treasurer: Joel Lessard-Clouston
Mentorship Chair: Jackie Apollo
Alumni Chair: Alex Kessel
Social Chair: Nathan Lacy
Philanthropy Chair: Jordan Willis
APA Representatives: Sureena Basra, Molly Mendoza
Many thanks to the outgoing Board members for your service in the past year.
UPSA facilitates vital connections among UCI MURP students, faculty, and planning professionals. Visit the UPSA Facebook Page (@UPSAatUCI) to find out more about the organization and its activities.
“Beyond the Single Family Home: Creating Housing and Neighborhoods for the Next Generation”
November 27, 2017, 7 – 8:30 pm
UCI, Social and Behavioral Sciences Building, Room 1517
Parking available in Social Science Parking Structure, permit available for purchase at kiosk.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Career Paths in Planning Guest Lectures continue this Thursday, November 16th!
Omar Dadabhoy, Director of Planning Services for the City of Aliso Viejo, will be our speaker in the MURP Career Paths in Planning Guest Lecture series, Thursday, November 16, from 11 am – 12:30 pm in SBSG 3260. His talk will focus on life lessons he has picked-up throughout his career, tips on landing your first job and how to be successful in your professional and personal life.
All current MURP students are encouraged to attend. And we’ll provide pizza and salad for lunch!
View the event flyer for more about Omar and his talk.
Career Paths in Planning Guest Lectures start Thursday, October 26th!
Brian Judd, Principal at PlaceWorks, will be our inaugural speaker in MURP Career Paths in Planning Guest Lecture series, Thursday, October 26, from 11 am – 12:30 pm in SBSG 3260. All current MURP students are welcome.
Brian was a member of the first cohort of UCI MURP graduates in 1994, and looks forward to sharing his perspectives about the world of planning with today’s MURP students, including his experiences in the field, trends in the profession that could influence students’ career choices, and some tips on how students can better position themselves for their next job.
But wait, there’s more – pizza and salad for lunch! You absolutely don’t want to miss this opportunity.
View the event flyer for more about Brian and his talk.
While you’re at it, mark your calendar for the next installment of the Career Paths guest lecture series, November 16th, 11 am – 12:30 pm, with Omar Dadabhoy, Director of Planning Services, City of Aliso Viejo, who plans to focus on life lessons he has picked-up throughout his career, tips on landing your first job and how to be successful in your professional and personal life. Watch for the event flyer coming soon!
UPSA, the MURP student association, hosted an “Ask-an-Alum” panel on October 11, 2017.
Current students were given the opportunity to meet and ask questions of alumni who have various experiences and positions in the planning profession, including:
Many thanks for taking the time to share your perspectives with future planning professionals!
Kudos to the UPSA board for putting on the event, and to MURP Alumni Council president Mina Brown for recruiting panelists to participate.
Congratulations to Sheri Vander Dussen, AICP, for your well-deserved 2017 Planner Emeritus Network (PEN) Honor Award for outstanding contributions to the planning profession, including service as a member of the UPPP Advisory Board.
Read more about Vander Dussen’s career and service to the profession in the Orange Section of the American Planning Association’s write-up about the award.
Learn more about the research centers directed by UPPP faculty members David Feldman, Water UCI, and Richard Matthew, UCI Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation, – and more – on UCI Continuing Education‘s UCI Open TV:
From UCI DCE Dean Gary Matkin:
The Division of Continuing Education, on behalf of the UCI campus, has launched a new UCTV channel called UCI Open TV as part the University’s extensive and growing open education initiative to provide free universal access to the work of our UCI faculty.
The UCI Open TV channel is available on UCTV’s home page and features monthly ZotTalks, hosted by UCI faculty and students.
The following broadcasts are already available for view on the channel:
Check our our newest page, Career Resource Links – a listing of web resources to help you learn about planning career paths and specific opportunities available in the field.
The Metropolitan Futures Institute, one of the School of Social Ecology’s research centers, will share information from its latest quarterly report, “Business Relocations in Southern California” in a webinar on August 15, 2017 from 1:30 – 2:15 pm PST.
Find out more, and register: http://bit.ly/2husZht