27 09, 2019

VTMURP Students Support Park(ing) Day Tradition

For those unfamiliar, Park(ing) Day can be understood as "the gateway drug for urban transformation," according to John Bela, and urbanist and one of the founders of Park(ing) Day. Park(ing) Day is an urbanist holiday of sorts on which parking spots are taken over with community-oriented installations to [...]

1 09, 2019

Summer Abroad 2019: VT Students Study Sustainability in Europe

This summer, our VT SPIA faculty led Virginia Tech students on a whirlwind tour through the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Switzerland, and Germany for an in-depth look into sustainable policy making and planning in Europe. The course was led by the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) [...]

4 05, 2019

VT MURP Students’ ‘Echoes of Little Saigon’ Studio Does Final Episode of ‘With Good Reason’ Radio

The podcast series of With Good Reason prominently features oral histories conducted by VT MURP students in Dr. Elizabeth Morton's Echoes of Little Saigon studio. The final episode of the 'Vietnam series' explores how Vietnamese communities in the U.S. became a key component to economic success for refugees. [...]

17 04, 2019

SPIA Graduate Student Team is Finalist in National Housing Competition

A team of four Virginia Tech graduate students — with students spanning three programs in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies — is one of four finalists in the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Innovation in Affordable Housing graduate student design and planning competition. The Hokies [...]