Nicholas Zaferatos

Western’s senior Planning Studio class, offered as part of the Urban Planning and Sustainable Development Program (UPSD) in the Huxley College of the Environment, has earned the 2020 Excellence in Planning award for its project last…

Western’s senior Planning Studio class, offered as part of the Urban Planning and Sustainable Development Program (UPSD) in the Huxley College of the Environment, has earned the 2020 Excellence in Planning award for its project last…

WWU’s Professor of Environmental Studies Nicholas Zaferatos was honored as the recipient of the Washington Chapter of the American Planning Associations’ 2019 Myer R. Wolfe Award for professional achievement for his contributions to the advancement of the planning profession.

The award…

WWU’s senior Urban Transitions Studio (UTS) and Urban Planning and Sustainable Development program, in conjunction with the university’s Sustainable Communities Partnership, will present the findings of its research project focused on student-researched proposals to reimagine Ferndale’s downtown…

A six-year summer investigation in Kioni Village, Ithaca, Greece, involving 85 WWU students, was recognized as the most outstanding student planning study by the American Planning Association and the Planning Association of Washington.

The project, directed by Professor of Environmental…

Could tiny homes, or a community of them, be used to provide housing for people who are homeless in Whatcom County, like they do now in Olympia and Seattle?

It’s among the suggestions made by Western Washington University students in their …

Western Washington University’s bachelor’s-degree program in Urban Planning and Sustainable Development has been granted national accreditation.

Western joins only 15 other accredited undergraduate planning programs in the United States, and is the second accredited…

Urban villages are powerful zoning tools that have been used successfully in many communities, including Bellingham. Since 2006, over 1,000 dwelling units (45 percent of all residential units built in Bellingham) have been located in our urban villages.

Periodically, Western Today is reaching out to Western Washington University faculty and staff to get their expertise on topics of interest to the community. Tentatively, we're calling this Western Today Q&A, but if you have a better idea, please let us know in the comments or send us a note…

Students from Western Washington University’s Huxley College of the Environment Urban Transitions Studio Program presented their planning concepts for the redevelopment of the South Sunnyland neighborhood during finals week of winter quarter 2015.

The student presentation will be aired on…

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