Introductory Planning Studio wins Arizona planning association's "Best Student Project" Award
Each year, students in PUP 361, Introductory Urban Planning Studio, tackle a significant planning project in the local community. In Fall 2008, Dr. Ruth Yabes' section of the course partnered with the City of Glendale and ASU's Phoenix Urban Research Laboratory, focusing on innovative ideas for redeveloping the Glendale Avenue Corridor.
On October 15, the Arizona Chapter of the American Planning Association recognized the students' outstanding work on the Glendale Centerline project by granting the group its "Best Student Project" Award. The award is given annually, and recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of planning.
The Glendale Centerline is identified as the area of Glendale Avenue running from 43rd to 67th Avenues, and from Myrtle Avenue to Ocotillo Road. After an initial introduction to the area, the 19 students gathered data, conducted research, analyzed the area and interacted with the public. Based on their findings and what they learned through case studies, citizen comments and literature, students developed recommendations and possibilities for the area. Their Centerline report outlines their work, findings and recommendations.
To learn more about the project, see the City of Glendale's Glendale Centerline Project web site, which includes a summary and the full report.
Representatives of Dr. Yabes' Fall 2008 Introductory Urban Planning Studio, holding the award given by the Arizona Chapter of the American Planning Association.
Left to right: Jordan Suter, Jeremy Rand (back), Danny Maiel (front), Mark Paratore, Alfredo Herrera, Jennifer Rearich, Alex Keen, Steve Bazzano, Sarah Dickeson, Ruth Yabes