Student Planning Association at ASU
The Student Planning Association at ASU was created to help further Arizona State planning students' educational goals and enhance their experience within the planning program through events, advocacy, the distribution of information, and encouragement of an environment where students can easily share resources.
Participating in the SPA is a rewarding activity. Active members have the opportunity to work closely with faculty and fellow students outside of the classroom, address student advocacy concerns, gain valuable information through professional office tours, access to scholarship and internship information, and the opportunity to connect with neighboring communities. Join us and make the most of your educational experience.
Workshops and Seminars
These workshops and seminars are designed to help you become familiar with specific genres of urban planning. This experience will be a hands on introduction to Land Use/ Zoning, Community Engagement, Transportation, and AICP prep among others.
Professional Office Field Trips and Social Trips
With the help of local government staff and professional planning firms around the valley, SPA organizes professional tours to introduce students to real world planning work environments. SPA also takes trips to special locations such as Arcosanti, Taliesin West and Verrado to take tours and learn about their interaction with planning and architecture.
Information Sessions and Bi-weekly Meetings
In a collaborative effort with the school, SPA organizes informational seminars or symposiums on topics including internships, scholarships, and lunch with the Director. SPA duly constituted meetings are also heavily informational and go over all current aspects of the organization.
Community Service and Events
SPA has begun to start planning the process of several community service events in conjunction with URB, the newly formed Urban Planning Honor Society at ASU. Events will include trips to the Mesa Urban Garden to tend to a garden plot SPA will purchase (all harvested food will be donated to local food pantries) and hopeful group service activities with Habitat for Humanity, Central Arizona.
2013-2014 SPA ELECTED OFFICERS
- President: Daniel Barusch
- Vice President: Brandon Stocksdale
- Student Representative Council Member: Shruti Dalal
- APA-AZ Representative: Mary O'Brien
- Secretary: Abbie Woodruff
- Treasurer: Hannah Szabo
- Digital Presence Engineer: Sigma Dolins
Other Elected Officers
- Professional Representatives: James Gardner, Andrew Ruegg
- Faculty Liaison(2nd Year): Jenna Nash
- External Liaison(2nd Year): Open
- PhD Representative: Eva Zhang
- 1st Year Representatives: Jaime Paniagua, Ramon Aranki
- Undergraduate Representatives: Eder Camargo, Madison Edens, Alex Chou, Jesus Chavez
- SNU Liaison: Mitchell Bobman
- Social Committee: Lorenzo Mastino, Jessica Loeber, Stephanie Bubenheim
- Faculty Adviser: Jay Stein, FAICP
- Secondary Adviser: David Pijawka
*If you would like information on the group, then send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
This section was created in an effort to provide information and resources that might be relevant to planning students.
- GIOSASU - The Global Institute of Sustainability provides this list to announce seminars, meetings, colloquiums, lectures, brown bags, announcements of interest, and job opportunities to the Institute community.
- ASUGIS-L - This list contains periodic information regarding GIS data, jobs, and events
Where to find GIS Data
- ASU: issrweb.asu.edu/research_services/gis/data
- ESRI: www.arcgis.com
- ESRI: www.esri.com/data/free-data/index.html
- US Census: www.census.gov/geo/www/cob/bdy_files.html
- Arizona State Cartographer's Office: www.sco.az.gov
- UofA: www.uair.arizona.edu/item/292543
- GeoCommunity: data.geocode.com
- NSGIC: www.gisinventory.net
- US Gov: www.data.gov
- GeoData: geodata.gov
- MIT Lib: libraries.mit.edu/gis/data/datalinks/statedataweb.html
ArcMap Software Seminar
- OUR OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://studentplanningasu.org/
- The APA or American Planning Association is the national organization for professional planners.
- Planetizen is a website focused on planning with news, job listings, and other resources.
- ColorBrewer is a website that helps you select a color scheme for a catographic map.
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