Urban Planning and Sustainable Development

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…

Jurisdictions across Washington State are facing an unprecedented increase in the number of unsheltered individuals and families. While continuing efforts focus on the development of long-term housing, little effort has been spent on developing standards and best…

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…

Western Washington University students Celida Moran (San Francisco, California/Environmental Science) and Samara Almonte (Bothell/Urban Planning) have been awarded prestigious two-year Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program fellowships.

Moran is completing her fellowship at the…

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…

Prior to Albertsons announcing it was closing the Birchwood store, the neighborhood began working with Western Washington University urban planning students to come up with ideas to make the area vibrant again. The group of students presented a report of its findings at a neighborhood meeting…

The city of Blaine has brought on an additional staff member to ensure Blaine buildings stay up to code.

The city hired Madeline (Maddie) Ottley in February as a community planner. One of her job duties will be ensuring the city’s municipal codes are being followed to the letter. She…

Two graduates from Edmonds Community College, Antonio and Kiersten Baiamonte, are building a sustainable educational study abroad facility named, Bio-Monte, Retreats, Tours, and Education in Tuscany, Italy.

The Baiamontes, a married couple, want to connect with students and educators to…

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