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Urban Studies and Planning

Sketch of a dog park

A New Spot for Spot

Student Dog Park Analysis Aims to Get Tails Wagging in Prince George’s County

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City rendering

Student Team Takes First Place in Affordable Housing Design Competition

Design for Vibrant Residential, Cultural District Earns Jury Accolades

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Horace Furness High School exterior

A Lesson Plan to Fix Aging K-12 Schools

Graduate Course Finds Hidden Infrastructure Crisis Hits Hardest in Low-income Communities of Color

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Brittney Drakeford portrait

A Rooted Return

Generations After Her Ancestor Was Enslaved in Prince George’s, Grad Student Reinvigorates Area’s Agricultural and Communal Ties

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The Secret to Safer Communities: More Services

UMD Study Finds Investing in Communities Over Policing Programs May Be More Effective

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Protesters with signs that read "stop evictions" and "cancel the rent"

Life, Liberty and a Place to Live

Professor’s New Book Proposes a Plan That Could Guarantee Housing for All

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Havana cityscape

New Course Meets at Corner of Architecture and Economics

Students, Cuban Partners to Explore Havana’s Complicated Urban Landscape

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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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