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  • Urban and Regional Planning
    issue of Planning and an article titled The Current Status of Extraterritorial Plan Approval in Wisconsin in the November 2014 issue of The Municipality Read more about these and previous news stories here Who we are For over 50 years we in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning have been active in the core missions of teaching research and outreach Since inception in the 1960s we have granted roughly 1200 graduate degrees and forwarded a progressive and interdisciplinary approach to the theory and practice of planning As a department of both the College of Letters and Science and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences our faculty affiliates and students provide links between the array of academic disciplines and knowledge bases necessary to address key planning problems found in the real world Our Mission The Department of Urban and Regional Planning has three core missions of teaching research and outreach First our professional masters curriculum actively prepares graduate students to become competent creative and effective practicing planners while our doctoral program trains students in planning research for their entry into academia Second we create new knowledge through multidisciplinary research relevant to planning scholarship that is published in peer reviewed

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  • Urban and Regional Planning
    named in honor of the late Jerry Kaufman professor emeritus at URPL Read more about it here An interview with Prof Harvey M Jacobs appeared in the August edition of the e newsletter of the Dutch National Scientific Organization s Community of Research and Practice His interview focused on tax increment financing and was titled Increased Real Estate Values Should Go to Society It is available in Dutch here Among our Spring 2013 graduating cohort three students won awards Maria Holl won the Jessica Bullen Community Service Award Colleen Moran won the J R Huddleston Outstanding Professional Project Award and Jaclyn Mic h won the AICP Outstanding Planning Student Award Congratulations to all The Fall 2010 Workshop was awarded the National SCORP Excellence Award Best of the Best co sponsored by the National Park Service and the Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals at the 2013 National Outdoor Recreation Conference This meeting May 19 23 in Traverse City MI was held jointly with The IUFRO Conference on Forests for People Prof Harvey M Jacobs participated in an academic ceremony on May 23rd at Radboud University Nijmegen Netherlands where German Chancellor Angela Merkel received an honorary doctorate Also present were Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Sybrand van Haersma Buma leader of the Christian Democratic Appeal a major Dutch opposition party Harvey was at Radboud University Nijmegen in his capacity as a Visiting Professor where he is undertaking a research project with his colleague and URPL visitor Prof Erwin van der Krabben In May 2013 the northwest Illinois City of Freeport was awarded 1 2 million from USEPA for planning environmental assessment and cleanup of riverfront brownfield sites USEPA recognized URPL as a key partner in the City s brownfield redevelopment initiative when announcing the planning grant award URPL students will support Freeport s Riverfront Enterprise Initiative in the Fall 2013 workshop including projects focused on passenger rail brownfields regional food systems transit neighborhood reinvestment green infrastructure and arts and cultural planning Prof Harvey M Jacobs was a featured speaker at the 2013 Ridenour Faculty Fellowship Conference at Virginia Tech University in April The conference was organized by the School of Public and International Affairs and its theme was on Governing Possibilities and Possibilities for Governance He spoke on the opening panel Governance and Space and focused on private property s mixed legacy for facilitating democracy and yet impeding effective city planning Prof Alfonso Morales worked with the city of Freeport Illinois and Vandewalle Associates Inc in winning a 200K Area wide Planning grant from USEPA one of twenty nation wide Professor Emeritus Kaufman was honored at the 2013 APA meetings in Chicago Lihlani Skipper M S Student Agroecology and URPL will be the department s second Kaufman fellow The fellowship established in Jerry Kaufman s name supports students interested in food system research and activism Prof Harvey M Jacobs made several presentations at Radboud University Nijmegen The Netherlands in November Property Rights and Public Sector Land Use Planning in the U S and Europe was presented to a seminar that is part of the Department of Geography Planning and Environmental Studies Alexander von Humboldt Lecture Series Social Conflict over Property Rights in the U S and Europe was presented to professional master s students in planning Prof Harvey M Jacobs traveled to Taiwan in October and Netherlands in November to participate in training programs with students from developing countries In Taiwan he taught under the auspices of the International Center for Land Policy Studies and Training and had 25 students from 21 developing and transition countries globally This was the 18th year of his collaboration with the Center his participation continues a relationship begun under Prof Emeritus Ved Prakash and which has included Prof Emeritus Jack Huddleston and Prof Dave Marcouiller In The Netherlands he taught under the auspices of the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam he has been collaborating with them for seven years There he had 87 students from 28 countries Prof Alfonso Morales was interviewed for the Galician newspaper El Progresso Profs Asli Göçmen and Kurt Paulsen will both present research papers at the upcoming 53rd annual Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning ACSP conference in Cincinnati Prof Göçmen will present a paper on Stewards or Bulldozers in the Countryside Placing Developers in the Context of Successful Implementation of the Conservation Subdivision Design Prof Paulsen s paper is Forecasting and Planning for Housing for 1 Person Households Prof Alfonso Morales will be traveling to Spain to deliver six lectures on urban agriculture to a group of scholars and students from the Netherlands and Spain at the invitation of Prof Dr Urbano Fra Paleo from University of Santiago de Compostela Congratulations to students now alumni of the 2010 URPL Workshop Your efforts are captured throughout the final 2011 2016 Wisconsin Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan and notably present in Chapters 3 and 4 Check it out here Also note that in addition to the entire group of workshop students alumni Taylar Foster M S 2011 and Austin Outhavong M S 2011 had their work on Wisconsin gardening and network analysis highlighted in this critical state level planning analysis that helps direct major investments in future outdoor recreation facilities across our great state Professor Morales student Mariela Quesada Centeno was selected to attend the 2012 Slow Food International Congress which will happen concurrently with Terra Madre and Salone del Gusto in Turin Italy Oct 25 29 2012 Please visit the following hyperlinks for information on Terra Madre and Salone del Gusto and the International Congress Prof Harvey M Jacobs begins a three year appointment as a visiting professor at Radboud University in the Netherlands The appointment is for 2012 2015 in the Department of Geography Planning and Environmental Studies He will engage in guest teaching and collaborative research with colleagues his duties will have him traveling to Radboud once each semester and for part of the summer period URPL ALUMNI BEST IN NATION Recently released national data on graduates taking the AICP professional planner certification exam shows URPL graduates with the highest pass rate 98 percent for any accredited planning program with more than 20 graduates taking the exam from 2004 2011 The data released by the American Planning Association are available at www planning org certification passrates UW Madison had 45 graduates take the exam from 2004 2011 Prof LaGro spoke on campus in early May on the implications of Wisconsin s regulatory policies for on site wastewater treatment systems His public lecture titled Plumbing Code or Land Use Policy was co sponsored by the Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment SAGE and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Prof LaGro was invited to participate in a February meeting on Sustainability Linkages in the Federal Government convened in Seattle by the National Academies Science and Technology for Sustainability Program Jim spoke in a panel session addressing Land Use the Built Environment and the Great Lakes Regional Economy Prof Kurt Paulsen is the author of a research article in the upcoming July volume of Regional Science and Urban Economics His paper is titled Yet Even More Evidence on the Spatial Size of Cities Metropolitan Spatial Expansion in the US 1980 2000 Prof Harvey M Jacobs has been invited to join the Series Advisor Board for Groundworks Ecological Issues in Philosophy and Theology to be published by Fordham University Press beginning in 2013 Profs F Clingerman of Ohio Northern University and B Treanor of Loyola Marymount University have initiated the series and will serve as series editors Prof Alfonso Morales was quoted by Madison Magazine Edible Boston and the Village Voice and his work was discussed in the New York Times and Crain s New York He also gave lectures to the City of Montreal and to the Department of Public Health as part of a special consultation on Urban Agriculture URPL grad students enrolled in the Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Planning seminar URPL 945 click to see the course webpage had fun immersing themselves in real world leisure science and Wisconsin tourism planning on a beautiful Spring day check them out as they wait for the Merrimac Ferry Prof Harvey Jacobs is the author of a chapter in the just published 2012 French volume Biodiversite Droits de Propriété Économie et Environnement edited by M Falque and H Lamotte His contribution examines Non Regulatory Approaches to Biodiversity Management 20th Century Lessons from the U S At the APA meetings in Los Angeles PhD student Lindsey Day Farnsworth and Prof Alfonso Morales are presenting Food Logistics and Transportation Planning for sustainable regional food systems and Professor Morales is presenting Planning for Healthy Food Outside with Lauren Dunning JD of the County of Los Angeles PhD student Lindsey Day Farnsworth and Prof Alfonso Morales recent publication on Food Distribution Systems in JAFSCD is featured at the USDA site here under the subheading Small Farm Distribution Models See the publication here URPL s Recreation Planning Lab released results of an 18 month study focused on motorized outdoor recreation and trailside communities This case study report click here was written by a group of authors including Ela Kakde URPL Ph D Student and Lafayette County UWEX agent and Prof Dave Marcouiller among others The study rollout and volunteer party took place the evening of March 29 in Darlington Wisconsin and was attended by over 50 local stakeholders Stay tuned for related extensions and educational material development from this project Technical assistance was provided by lab workers and URPL Graduate Students Michael Draper Jin Park Maria Holl and Allan Hoogasian URPL won a decisive victory over La Follette in the highly anticipated interdepartmental basketball game Prof Alfonso Morales delivered the lecture Enhancing Migrant Worker Health in the United States Mexico Borderlands to the UW Global Health Symposium The talk was based on previously published research Prof Brian Ohm presented his annual case law update at the March 1 APA WI Annual Conference The program qualifies for 1 5 CM law credits for AICP members and the materials from the presentation are available here Prof Harvey M Jacobs taught a short course at Erasmus University Rotterdam The Netherlands in late February The short course was titled Property Rights and Land Policies and was offered under the co sponsorship of the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies IHS and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy The short course was part of IHS s one year master s in urban management for mid career professionals from developing countries Prof Morales worked with colleagues at CFIRE to win a 3 5 million grant for a consortia of universities led by UW s National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education CFIRE The grant will fund research outreach and education on multimodal freight systems and will allow CFIRE to continue its innovative freight research as a Tier I University Transportation Center UTC Morales is a Collaborator and a Research Project Principle Investigator Prof Morales was invited to join an international gathering at the University of California San Diego on the subject of marketplaces The project is sponsored by Goldsmiths College London UCSD and the Austrian Science Fund through a grant to the Technical University at Wein See http visarts ucsd edu informal market worlds Prof Harvey M Jacobs has had his work on property rights highlighted in a profile on the Nelson Institute website http www nelson wisc edu news news details php e 1408 Prof Kurt Paulsen is a co author on a research paper recently published in the December 2011 issue of the Journal of Environmental Planning and Management The paper is Governance Capacity in Collaborative Watershed Partnerships Evidence from the Philadelphia Region Prof Alfonso Morales was interviewed by Kevin Helliker of The Wall Street Journal December 20 2011 http online wsj com article SB10001424052970203899504577128971266748552 html Prof Alfonso Morales recently authored Understanding and Interpreting Tax Compliance Strategies Among Street Vendors Chapter 5 in The Ethics of Tax Evasion Perspectives in Theory and Practice Robert McGee editor Springer New York Dordrecht pp 83 106 Prof Alfonso Morales was interviewed by Steve Holt of Atlantic Cities See http www theatlanticcities com arts and lifestyle 2011 12 bostons public market 604 Prof Harvey M Jacobs traveled to Harvard University in early December at the invitation of Harvard s President to advise the President and the Dean of the Graduate School of Design on the appointment of a new full professor in the Department of Urban Planning and Design Students in Prof Alfonso Morales URPL 711 class Food Systems and Markets have been giving public presentations all over Dane County Pastor Mary Pharmer of St Mark s Lutheren Church wrote It was a pleasure to hear Keefe s presentation sharing both his personal story and his ideas about the food system was fascinating and hers is among the many positive comments the students received Matt Covert is a first year student in Urban and Regional Planning and a continuing Master s student in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies where he is a Doris Duke Conservation Fellow Prof Harvey M Jacobs traveled to the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in Cambridge Massachusetts in mid November to deliver two invited lectures on the first day of a one week training seminar conducted for officials from the Ministry of Land and Resources People s Republic of China Prof Jacobs lectured on Evolution of Property Rights of Land United States and Western Europe and Legal Aspects of Land Use Planning in the United States Prof Alfonso Morales was elected to the Law and Society Association s Board of Trustees Class of 2014 The Board oversees all the activities of that scholarly association This is his second term on the board Adam Mednick was a coauthor of Air Quality and Exercise Related Health Benefits for Reduced Car Travel in the Midwestern United States in Environment Health Perspectives Scott Janowiak was awarded the 2011 Andrew Muzi Yellow Jersey Fellowship in large part for his work with the City of Madison and Madison B cycle in which he helped implement Madison s new bike sharing service Profs Asli Gocmen and Kurt Paulsen each presented research papers at the recent Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning ACSP annual meeting in Salt Lake City Prof Gocmen presented her paper Land Use Regulations Barriers to Successful Implementation of Conservation Subdivision Design Prof Paulsen s paper was The Evolution of Suburban Housing Unit Diversity Prof Alfonso Morales research on marketplaces was featured in Scientific American September 2011 and in the book Stealth of Nations by Robert Neuwirth He recently gave a lecture at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Planning Prof Harvey M Jacobs served as the John Bousfield Distinguished Visitor in Planning with the Program in Planning at the Department of Geography and Planning University of Toronto for the final two weeks of October As part of his program he gave a University wide lecture What Place Private Property in a Sustainability Schema two Program lectures What s Left on Land and Private Property and Human Rights taught two classes and consulted with the faculty on curricular and accreditation matters Prof Dave Marcouiller presented recent work on rural amenity based development and served as a U S delegate to the World Planning Schools Congress in Perth Australia This summer s event hosted by the University of Western Australia marked the third gathering of leading academics representing the nine associations of planning schools throughout the world and was organized by the Global Planning Education Association Network GPEAN Information about the Congress can be found here Prof Shang Tiancheng URPL Visiting Scholar presented a poster on a financing model of energy performance contracting based on surplus emission quotas and restrictive conditions at the IEEE Energy Tech Conference held at the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland OH more information about the conference can be found here Prof Ken Genskow presented a paper at the ISSRM Annual Meetings in Madison back in early June Graduate Student Austin Outhavong WDNR Planner Jeff Prey and Prof Dave Marcouiller presented a co authored paper on incorporating public health and wellness into outdoor recreation planning at the ISSRM Annual Meetings held here in Madison earlier in June Prof Dave Marcouiller presented a paper on exurbanization and amenity migration at the Presidential Symposium of the Mid continent Regional Science Association Meetings in Detroit MI Prof Shang Tiancheng URPL Visiting Scholar attended the Fulbright Regional Visiting Scholar Seminar entitled Living Sustainably Innovation in Food and Energy held in Burlington Vermont in mid April Prof Tiancheng will be in residence through the Summer of 2011 Prof Dave Marcouiller helped lead a CRC Global trip to the Dominican Republic The group of 40 undergraduates from UW Madison worked with an NGO and taught English Public Health and Sustainability to school children in the commmunity of San Fernando de Montecristi Prof Dave Marcouiller and his colleagues Mark Lapping and Owen Furuseth have published a new edited book entitled Rural Housing Exurbanization and Amenity driven Development It is part of Ashgate s series Perspectives on Rural Policy and Planning Acquisition details found here During the first two weeks of April Prof Harvey M Jacobs served as a Fellow at the University of Bielefeld Germany on a project titled The Road to Global Social Citizenship Human Rights Approaches to Global Social Policy A significant component of the project focuses on the role of land tenure and property in a 21st century conceptualization of global human rights Prof Jacobs was part of an eight person international group other participants were from Germany Austria India and the UK he was the only American participant He is invited to return and continue his participation at the end of the spring academic semester Prof Harvey M Jacobs continued his relationship with the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam The Netherlands through teaching a short course in March The course Property Rights and Land Policies is part of their International Course Specialisation Land Development Strategies and the Future of Cities The clientele for the course are international students primarily from developing countries undertaking a one year master s degree in urban management URPL Graduate Students enrolled in this Falls s Planning Workshop URPL 912 have finalized work on three of the seven elements for revision and eventual inclusion in the 2011 2016 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan SCORP In mid December they provided a final presentation of their work to Internal and External review panels More information on their final products can be found here In November Prof Harvey M Jacobs traveled to the two coasts to give invited lectures In mid November he served as the lead lecturer to a one week joint training seminar on Public Land Management conducted at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in Cambridge Massachusetts The seminar was a collaborative effort of the Institute and the Ministry of Land and Resources People s Republic of China Twenty national and regional officials from Beijing and thirteen provinces throughout the country attended the training Prof Jacobs was asked to deliver two lectures for the first morning of the week Evolution of Property Rights of Land United States and Western Europe and Legal Aspects of Land Use Planning in the United States In late November Harvey was at the University of British Columbia Canada under the sponsorship of the Faculty of Law to give two lectures and participate in a set of informal events and activities His formal lectures were titled Social Conflict Over Private Property in the U S Past Present and Future given to a first year property law class and What Place Private Property in a Sustainability Schema The Legacies and Challenges of John Locke Aldo Leopold and Garrett Hardin delivered under the sponsorship of The Centre For Global Environmental and Natural Resource Law See Prof Alfonso Morales in the segment fishing for food on the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams click here to see the clip Prof Brian Ohm recently returned from China where he was invited to work with a group of Chinese legal scholars on legislation to address one of the most controversial urban development issues in China the eviction and demolition process China s equivalent to the eminent domain process in the United States Brian was invited by The Rights Practice a London based human rights organization to share his expertise in eminent domain in the United States and was joined by an expert from the United Kingdom on the compulsory purchase process used in the UK The meetings were hosted by the Constitutionalism Research Institute at the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing one of China s leading law schools The Chinese participants included prominent legal scholars from around China journalists and governmental officials Brian also contributed a paper that was translated into Mandarin on the theory and practice of eminent domain in the United States for use by the Chinese scholars in their reform efforts Prof Knut Ingar Westeren is visiting the Department from NORWAY and working with Prof Dave Marcouiller on a variety of regional science and tourism economics topics Ingar is in the Faculty of Economics Organization Management at North Trondelag University College in Steinkjer Prof Harvey M Jacobs recently returned from one week in Spain at the University of Santiago de Compestela Lugo He was there to teach a component of a course Spatial Planning for Sustainable Development which helped to launch a new master s program in Management of Land and Territory In addition under the sponsorship of the new program he gave a University wide lecture What Place Private Property in a Sustainability Schema The Legacies and Challenges of John Locke Aldo Leopold and Garrett Hardin Prof Jim LaGro is part of a team that was recently awarded a Sustainable Communities Regional Planning grant from the U S Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD The grant provides nearly 2 million over a three year period during which the Capital Area Regional Planning Commission and its partners will advance numerous sustainability initiatives including promoting best practices in transit oriented development stormwater retention and infiltration and greenhouse gas emission reduction Over a two day period in October Prof Jim LaGro taught a continuing education course for licensed architects engineers and landscape architects in the New York New Jersey and Connecticut region Invited by the Institute for Design Professionals his course on Open Space Systems for the Built Environment was taught in Manhattan and Syracuse Prof Harvey M Jacobs recently returned from one week in Spain at the University of Santiago de Compestela Lugo He was there to teach a component of a course Spatial Planning for Sustainable Development which helped to launch a new master s program in Management of Land and Territory In addition under the sponsorship of the new program he gave a University wide lecture What Place Private Property in a Sustainability Schema The Legacies and Challenges of John Locke Aldo Leopold and Garrett Hardin Prof Jim LaGro is part of a team that was recently awarded a Sustainable Communities Regional Planning grant from the U S Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD The grant provides nearly 2 million over a three year period during which the Capital Area Regional Planning Commission and its partners will advance numerous sustainability initiatives including promoting best practices in transit oriented development stormwater retention and infiltration and greenhouse gas emission reduction Over a two day period in October Prof Jim LaGro taught a continuing education course for licensed architects engineers and landscape architects in the New York New Jersey and Connecticut region Invited by the Institute for Design Professionals his course on Open Space Systems for the Built Environment was taught in Manhattan and Syracuse Prof Ken Genskow URPL Graduate Students Taylar Foster and Colette Hershey and Prof Dave Marcouiller shared their work at the Cooperative Extension State Conference held Oct 19 21 at the Monona Terrace in Madison Topics of their poster presentations included water basin evaluation Ken and recreational homes from a rural development context Taylar Colette and Dave Prof Guangqing Chi Mississippi State University Ph D 2007 and Prof Dave Marcouiller had two articles published in the most recent issue of the Canadian Journal of Regional Science vol 32 no 3 pages 331 348 and 349 360 Both had to do with rethinking the effects of natural amenities on population change and migration Their fine graned empircal analysis used Wisconsin minor civil division level data over time The Department welcomes our Visiting Scholar Dr Jean Christophe Dissart who will be in residence through mid October Dr Dissart URPL Ph D 2003 works as a Senior Scientist with CEMAGREF Grenoble a public research institution in France He is here working on issues pertinent to rural multi functional landscapes natural amenities and the economics of rural tourism with Prof Dave Marcouiller and others The Department welcomes our Visiting Scholar Prof Shang Tiancheng who will be in residence through August of 2011 Dr Tiancheng is a Fulbright Scholar from the Tianjin University CHINA School of Management While here Prof Tiancheng will be working on integrative tourism planning with a specific interest in the development of regional ecotourism carrying capacity indices Prof Harvey M Jacobs is the author of two new publications Social Conflict Over Property Rights The End A New Beginning or a Continuing Conversation appears in the new issue of Housing Policy Debate vol 20 no 3 pp 329 349 Stop the Beach Renourishment Is an Answer Blowin in the Wind is published in Planning and Environmental Law vol 62 no 9 pp 7 9 and is one of six solicited commentaries on the U S Supreme Court s major property rights case of the 2010 session The Department has now launched its official group on LinkedIn a professional networking social media website Alumni and current students can join the group to re connect and network Prof Harvey M Jacobs was a featured speaker at an international conference in Aix en Provence France in June The conference was the biennial meeting of the International Center for Research on Environmental Issues Prof Jacobs is a member of the Center s scientific advisory committee this year s conference focused on biodiversity Harvey chaired the opening plenary session and in a later session presented a paper on Non Regulatory Approaches to Sustainable Resource Management 20th Century Lessons from the U S Graduate Student Melissa Whited was selected out of 16 entries as the winner of the 2010 M Jarvin Emerson Student Paper Competition at the recent Midcontinent Regional Science Association Annual Meetings in St Louis MO Her paper entitled Economic Impact of Irrigation Water Transfers in Uvalde County Texas earlier served as the term paper for Prof Marcouiller s course in Regional Economic Problem Analysis URPL Econ LAF 734 The honor comes with a 1 000 cash award and publication in the Association s journal Prof Erwin van der Krabben of the Department of Spatial Planning Nijmegen The Netherlands is visiting URPL for the summer under the sponsorship of Harvey Jacobs The focus of his visit is to study urban redevelopment processes in American cities asking what European planners can learn from the U S experience of using non financial tools to facilitate the redevelopment process He plans to conduct case studies in Madison Milwaukee and Chicago Prof Asli Gocmen is the co author with Prof Steve Ventura of an article in the most recent issue of the Journal of the American Planning Association vol 76 no 2 entitled Barriers to GIS Use in Planning In May Prof Harvey M Jacobs continued his participation in the activities of the International Center for Land Policy Studies and Training of Taiwan He taught a one week short course as part of their 113th Regular Session on Land Policy for Sustainable Rural Development his students were 25 mid career professionals from 25 different countries globally While in Taiwan he was also invited to give a lecture at the Department of Land Economics of National Chengchi University and to facilitate a faculty roundtable at the University s College of Social Science In April 2010 Prof Asli Gocmen was invited to give a lecture on her research on conservation subdivisions as part of the Smart Growth Seminars organized by the Department of Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee URPL Student Adam Smith recieves the Andrew Muzi Yellow Jersey Fellowship Award sponsored by the Dane County Bicycle Association for cycling enthusiasts enrolled in the Transportation Management and Policy Program who plan to pursue careers that promote safe effective bicycling Recent Ph D graduate Dr Guangqing Chi now an Assistant Professor at Mississippi State University and Prof Dave Marcouiller published an article in the international journal Regional Studies on migration with a specific interest in the role of natural amenities Two additional articles by these two authors on related topics are also forthcoming in the Canadian Journal of Regional Science Prof Harvey M Jacobs is co author with Prof Ellen M Bassett of Portland State University URPL Ph D 2001 of an article in the April issue of Land Lines published by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy The article After Kelo Political Rhetoric and Policy Responses examines the impact of state laws passed after the 2005 U S Supreme Court s eminent domain decision Prof Harvey Jacobs was the invited plenary speaker at the first national Canadian conference on Private Property Planning and the Public Interest sponsored by the Faculty of Law University of Windsor Ontario in March his talk was titled Private Property in Historical and Contemporary Global Context Prof Jim LaGro recently spoke on Climate Change Sustainability and the Built Environment at the 2010 joint annual conference for the Wisconsin chapters of the American Planning Association and the American Society of Landscape Architects Posing the question How will Wisconsin grow LaGro identified key challenges in creating more livable and climate resilient communities including a legacy of unsustainable land use policies and practices that compound the barriers to climate mitigation and adaptation Prof Alfonso Morales spoke to the International Municipal Lawyers Association Code Enforcement division on the subject of community gardens and public markets Recently his work on urban agriculture and street markets has been discussed in On Wisconsin Wisconsin Week and a number of other newspaper and magazines including Reuters and the Associated press Prof Harvey Jacobs gave the opening keynote address to the annual Research Showcase program at the University of Florida s College of Design Construction and Planning his talk was titled Fighting Over Land and Property Rights An American Pastime Harvey also delivered a CM continuing maintenance education webinar under the sponsorship of the Small Town and Rural Planning Division of the American Planning Association it was titled Talking the Property Rights Blues and registered approximately 1 000 persons Prof Harvey Jacobs presented the closing keynote address to the fourth annual meeting of the International Academic Association on Planning Law and Property Rights held in Dortmund Germany February 10 12 2010 His talk was titled Shaping the Property Rights Debate in the U S and Europe The Influence of Neo liberal Advocacy Organizations URPL welcomes Visiting Scholar Dr Pery Francisco Assis Shikida who is a Senior Post doctoral Fellow with the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Techological Development Dr Shikida specializes in the economics of ethanol production and is working with URPL Prof Dave Marcouiller on applied research to assess regional comparative advantages of ethanol production using sugar cane Brazil and forest biomass U S Lake States Prof Jim LaGro contributed an essay on Climate Change and Public Health for a new book Green Community published jointly by the National Building Museum and the American Planning Association Edited by Tim Mennel and Susan Piedmont Palladino the book addresses the interconnectivity of density and transportation conservation and preservation energy and resources and local health and global health This collection of essays written by a diverse group of international experts examines the challenges and opportunities for planning and designing sustainable communities and demonstrates that creating sustainable communities is critical to the long term health of our environment and our economy Prof Harvey Jacobs traveled to Gabes Tunisia in November where he was the invited keynote speaker to a week long conference for young academic and professional researchers organized by a consortium of French and Tunisian research organizations his talk was titled Gouvernance Publique et Propriété Privée des Ressources Naturelles Private Property and Public Governance of Natural Resources Prof Jack Huddleston was featured in a news report from WKOW TV 27 on Wisconsin s fiscal crisis The video and story are available here early November In November Prof Knut Ingar Westeren visited the Department from NORWAY Ingar is a Professor of Economics Organization Management at HiNT and lectured on Knowledge Economies while working with Prof Dave Marcouiller on a variety of regional science and tourism economics topics Together they are writing on the experience scape concept with specific reference to last summer s Olav Dunn Stemnet and the fairyland of Western Norway Prof Harvey Jacobs was an invited participant on an experts panel convened by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the Sonoran Institute in early November and held at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City The panel met to discuss the topic of Reshaping Development Patterns specifically the problem of premature and obsolete so called zombie subdivisions in the inter mountain west Prof Harvey Jacobs was an invited participant on the opening panel of the national Future Cities 2009 conference held in Madison in early November A copy of his remarks The Strains on Progressive Cities is available here Prof Kurt Paulsen presented a paper Historical Evolution of Housing Unit Variety in the Suburbs at The Diverse Suburb Conference at Hofstra University in Hempstead NY Prof Alfonso Morales s research was the focus of a feature story in the October 22nd edition of Wisconsin Week the official all campus newspaper The full story Street markets are this professor s laboratory begins by noting Alfonso Morales didn t sit in a library to do research for his graduate degrees It can be read at http www news wisc edu 17258 Prof Dave Marcouiller returned to Norway in July and August to conduct applied tourism planniing research on the Olav Duun Stemnet a cultural festival in honor of novelist Olav Duun with colleague Knut Ingar Westeren Professor of Economics at North Trondelag Univerity College in Steinkjer Ingar will be visiting the Department in early November to discuss his work on Knowledge Economies with the URPL Econ LaF 734 students hopefully we will entice him to provide an URPL Faculty Lecture on a related topic while he is here Stay tuned Prof Harvey M Jacobs traveled to Taiwan in late September to engage in training and deliver lectures Continuing his and the Department s long time relationship with the International Center for Land Policy Studies and Training in Taiwan he served as a one week lecturer as part of their six week short course on Land Policy for Sustainable Rural Development He was also invited to lecture at National Taipei University s Department of Real Estate and the Built Environment his lecture was titled The Bark is Worse than the Bite Legal and Social Conflict Over Expropriation after the U S Supreme Court s Kelo Decision and was based on recent research undertaken with funding from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Prof Brian Ohm has been appointed by Rod Nilsestuen Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection DATCP to the new Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement PACE Council The PACE program was created as part of the Wisconsin Working Lands Initiative passed by the Legislature as part of the state budget earlier this year The Council will advise DATCP on the administration of the PACE program Prof Asli

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  • Urban and Regional Planning
    to share their news with the department and each other If you are interested in sharing your news with the URPL community through the Connections newsletter please fill out this electronic form Our Current Issue for Summer of 2014 15 click here Archived Past Issues Winter 2013 Summer 2013 Winter 2012 Summer 2012 Summer 2011 Fall 2010 Spring 2010 Winter 2009 Summer 2009 Winter 2008 Spring 2008 Fall 2007 Summer

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  • Urban and Regional Planning >> Admissions
    area of specialization often draws on courses taught by the Department but often also draws on courses taught in other leading departments available to students at the UW Madison One unique thing about URPL is that each student and their advisor develop areas of specialization individually Although it is up to the student to choose an appropriate area of specialization based on their interests often areas of interest fall into broader categories including Community Development Urban Design Housing Historic Preservation Food Systems Planning Natural Resource Development and Planning Social Justice and Environmental Equity Ecological Planning International Planning Economic Development Planning Transportation Planning and Policy Land Use Planning and Policy Downtown Revitalization Energy Planning Environmental Planning Sustainable and Smart Growth Planning GIS Applications and Utilization Parks and Open Space Planning Each student consults with their advisor in identification of their chosen area of specialization and in selecting the courses that will be used to fulfill the Area of Specialization requirement This process normally starts during the first semester of study and must be completed by the last semester of study Recent graduates areas of specialization are listed below Community Development Land Use Transportation Community Development Disaster Planning Land Use Planning Urban

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  • Urban and Regional Planning >> Alumni and Friends
    joined Grant Thornton LLP a national accounting tax and management consulting firm where he was Principal and responsible for all aspects of the Wisconsin Management Consulting practice From 2006 2011 Mike served as Senior Vice President of Ruedebusch Development Construction RDC and was President of Technology Facility Advisors a consulting division of RDC from 2008 2011 Mike took ownership of Technology Facility Advisors in 2011 while also establishing Economic Growth Advisors to provide a broad range of economic development planning and implementation services PHILIP MUMMERT MS 1969 PHD 1972 LOUISVILLE TN Currently semi retired Lead Auditor with AWM Inc Registrar for ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems and ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems Also Project Director EPA TVA Tribal Source Water Protection Project Previously Tennessee Valley Authority 28 years Senior Regional Planner Special Assistant to the Board of Directors and Manager Regional Waste and Water Supply Management  Earlier Memphis State University Graduate Dept of Planning Associate Professor West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission Acting Director and National Association of Counties Research Foundation Research Associate Selected Achievements and Service Chairperson National Advisory Council Keep America Beautiful Recipient America s Clean Water Foundation President s Award Founding President Little River Watershed Association Maryville TN Great Smoky Mts National Park area B A Sociology Penn State University M S 69 and Ph D 72 UW URPL SARAH JO PETERSON MS 1993 TAKOMA PARK MD Sarah Jo Peterson has a master of science in urban and regional planning from the University of Wisconsin Madison and a PhD in history from Yale University She began her career in planning at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation specializing in transportation and land use a focus that she continued to pursue while a member of the faculty of the Division of Regional and City Planning at the University of Oklahoma and in her current employ at the Urban Land Institute in Washington DC In addition to her book Planning the Home Front she has authored or co authored numerous journal and magazine articles and planning reports DANIEL ROLFS MS 2001 MADISON WI Dan Rolfs AICP Brief bio City of Madison 2005 present Community Development Project Manager Provide oversight project management RFP development and review and committee staffing for multiple City surplus processes TIF District creation management and implementation Redevelopment District creation and implementation City property acquisition including the use of eminent domain Relocation of residents and businesses through the eminent domain process Mapping TIF Policy Committee staffing and report generation Grant writing Oversight of environmental cleanup at surplus property MSA 2002 2004 Comprehensive plan drafting and project management throughout WI and IL Provide communities with assistance in creating TIF Districts Village of DeForest Redevelopment Authority DRA 1999 2002 Coordinate infrastructure and utility construction in downtown redevelopment area Clean up of contaminated sites throughout downtown Acquisition of multiple properties through the use of eminent domain Relocation of residents and businesses through the eminent domain process Mapping and GIS system development Education University of Wisconsin Madison 1997 BS History University

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  • Urban and Regional Planning
    15 Lecture Series to its organizer Prof Harvey Jacobs Fall Semester Lectures Overview Flier of Complete Fall Lecture Series Friday September 19 2014 12 1 30 p m Regulatory Takings and the Contested Future for Dutch Planning Prof Harvey Jacobs Dept of Urban Regional Planning University of Wisconsin Madison Read the Paper Friday October 17 2014 12 1 30 p m The Great Recession and Disillusionment Scarring Effects in a

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  • Urban and Regional Planning >> About URPL
    History Urban and regional planning as an academic pursuit has a long history at the University of Wisconsin Madison The present program began officially in 1962 Over the years Department faculty have experimented with the curriculum and debated basic issues such as the degree of specialization appropriate for planning education and the relationship between research and service in a professional program Overall the program has evolved through six rather distinct phases each with its own administrative and curricular structure To learn about how the past shaped the mission and goals of URPL today read The History of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning Location The Department of Urban and Regional Planning is located in historic Old Music Hall see above deep within the heart of Madison the State Capital of Wisconsin We are amidst a host of cultural historic and natural amenities and many of the heartland s best examples of planning architecture and natural resources URPL is only 1 minute walk to Lake Mendota and The Memorial Union Terrace 10 minute walk to the State of Wisconsin Capitol Building and other State County and City offices 1 mile to the Monona Terrace Convention Facility designed by Frank Lloyd

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  • Urban and Regional Planning >> Admissions
    sent electronically from ETS Use ETS institution code 1846 There is no department code Paper copies of the TOEFL are not acceptable Official IELTS scores should be sent by mail to the department at the same address transcripts are sent to above UW Madison requires that an admitted applicant whose TOEFL paper based test score is below 580 TOEFL computer based test CBT score below 237 TOEFL Internet based test score below 93 or MELAB below 82 take an English assessment test upon arrival You must then register for any recommended English as a Second Language ESL course s in the first semester you are enrolled STATEMENT OF PURPOSE This should be a thoughtful reflective one or two page statement discussing why you wish to go into the field of planning and what you expect to do professionally If you have an interest in a particular concentration you should discuss that if you have planning or planning related experience this should also be discussed The statement of purpose should be attached to the electronic application to the Graduate School LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION Three letters of reference from people who know your academic or professional work Letters are submitted through your electronic application to the Graduate School When you put in the names and email addresses of your recommenders they will receive an email instructing them how to submit their letter You can send reminder emails through the electronic application portal to your recommenders if for some reason they misplace this email Optional supplemental materials like a writing sample resume CV or portfolio can be sent via email or mailed to the department at the above address In reviewing applications the department gives extra weight to planning related work such as volunteer service in the U S Peace Corps or professional

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