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Three students work at the PlaceHack hackathon in the Great Hall of the MAPP building

In 24 Hours, Six Campus Sites Reimagined

Students Converge at UMD’s First Placemaking Hackathon to Brainstorm New Function, Beauty for Familiar Spaces

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Cutting the Environmental Cost of Construction

UMD Study Calls for National Building Guidelines That Include the Energy Expense of Construction Materials

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Surviving a Sea Change

Students Help Assateague Island Find Resilience Through Adaptation

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Community rendering

Insta-Worthy Redesign for a Salvadoran City

Graduate Student in Architecture Uses Social Media to Reach—and Re-envision—His Grandparents’ Community

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World War I memorial cross

A Witness to History

The Story of Bladensburg’s Peace Cross Illuminates a Changing America

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Essential workers demonstrate

UMD Study: Housing, Demographics Play Outsize Role in D.C.’s COVID Death Disparity

Short-term Safety Measures Could Save Lives in Predominately Black and Poor Areas, Researchers Say

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Passion Projects

A Cemetery Park? A Baltimore Food District? Unconventional Ideas, Inventive Design Reign in Architecture Program’s Thesis Projects

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Riverwalk concept

UMD Team Wins Affordable Housing Competition

Judges Cite Grad Students’ Mastery of Design, Planning Concepts in Repeat Victory

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Water Is Coming

“Game of Floods” Gives Lesson in Planning for Sea-Level Rise

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