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Urban Studies and Planning

School in Philadelphia

Amid National Infrastructure Debate, a Failing Grade for Schools

UMD Researcher Urges Fixing Toxic Conditions and Crumbling Buildings to Safeguard Children, Strengthen Communities

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A young boy hovers expectantly near a snowball vendor in 1940s Harlem Park

Decoding Black Stories Built Into the Environment

Students Take Deep Dive Into Links Between African American History, Architecture and Urban Planning

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Anika Hobbs sits on couch in Nubian Hueman, a clothing and home décor boutique

UMD Initiative to Help Small Businesses of Color Survive—and Thrive—Despite Neighborhood Change

$3M J.P. Morgan Chase Investment to Launch National Network

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Baltimore City Public Schools District Office

UMD Report: Baltimore’s School Construction Program Is a Win for Students, but Less So for Neighborhoods

Researchers Cite Differing Priorities, Philosophies as Barriers to Realizing Project Vision Creating Community-centric Facilities

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Feet walking on sidewalk

Double Duty

Architecture School’s 3 New Dual Degrees to Prepare Students for a Changing, Challenging World

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Smoke billows from a chemical plant

Tracking How Natural Disasters Become Pollution Disasters

Researchers Work to Understand Risk to Vulnerable Communities, Build Resilience

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For many children of color, their schools are vital centers of resources ranging from meals to vaccinations, and school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic is creating dire effects, argues a group of researchers including a UMD professor of urban studies and planning.

Op/ed: After COVID and Racism, School Closures a Third Pandemic

Researchers Outline Impact of Shutdown on Children of Color

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Farmland scene

Making Space

Student Project That Balances Housing Need With Conservation Wins Planning Award

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Water Is Coming

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

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Camp wildfire in California

Op/Ed: To Avoid Wildfire Tragedies, Start Building Smarter

Poorly Planned, Unmanaged Growth Plays Role in Disasters’ Human, Infrastructure Losses

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