Archived Stories

CEP Graduation 2020

Hats off to the CEP Class of 2020! We could not be more proud of our inspiring and accomplished graduates. Watch the full program below.

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A Message of Support & Unity

In an open letter to our community, the Department’s staff and leadership offer a message of support and unity in the face of unrelenting social injustice.

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Meet Your ASUW Vice President!

Dalton Owens (CEP ’21) has been elected as your 2020-2021 ASUW Vice President. “My goal is to ensure that our internal affairs are transparent and reflective of students’ needs,” he says.

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CEP Senior Project Film Festival

On May 14th, the CEP Class of 2020 presented our first-ever film festival, featuring short films that center on topics of community engagement, food systems, urban design, equity, resiliency, and more!

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Husky 100: Julia Jannon-Shields

Congratulations Julia for being recognized as a #Husky100 student! “I aspire to creatively engage communities, and combat environmental racism and injustice in an effort to establish a more sustainable and equitable future.”

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Husky 100: Dalton Owens

Congratulations Dalton for being recognized as a #Husky100 student! “I have sought out opportunities to strengthen my leadership ability in hopes that I can make a change in the world when my time on this college campus has come to an end.”

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Cities & COVID-19

In the Global South, density and informal housing, poor infrastructure, and economic instability create a perfect storm for the spread of COVID-19. CEP senior Rebecca Fogel discusses opportunities and challenges cities are facing.

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Bringing Hip Hop to Urban Planning

In recent years, scholars and practitioners in architecture have pushed for consideration of hip hop culture. CEP senior Aury Banos was inspired by this to examine hip hop culture as it relates to urban planning.

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Breaking Ground on Existing Roads

CEP senior Sean Long is studying micro-transit as a possible addition to the Puget Sound region’s transportation system. “It would help people take shorter trips and connect to transit without using their cars,” says Long.

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Greetings from Auckland

CEP senior Sydney Solis boarded a flight to Auckland, New Zealand in early March, not knowing that she was embarking on a one-way journey due to the COVID-19 outbreak. She’s able to keep up with courses online while adjusting to the 19-hour time difference.

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CEP Pop-up Park in Renton

CEP alum Brittany Gillia (CEP ’19) created a pop-up park in downtown Renton for her senior project. Gillia was interested in transforming an unused space into a place for people.

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Let the Record Play

This past year, Nyles Green (CEP ’19) undertook a unique senior project focused on preserving and sharing the stories of black musicians in the Pacific Northwest.

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Puget Sound Transit Tracker

CEP junior Kona Farry has created a transit operations tracker to see every bus, ferry, street car, and light rail line operating in the Puget Sound region, all at once.

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CEP Goes to Berlin

13 students spent the summer learning about urbanization, conflict, and community in Berlin. Their experiences were culminated in a final film festival. View journal submissions, a gallery, and films below.

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UDall Scholar: Helen Ganahl

Congratulations to CEP junior Helen Ganahl who has been awarded the 2019 Udall Undergraduate Scholarship! “By fostering habitat preservation and sustainable food production, I will bring urban communities into better alignment with the living environment.”

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Husky 100: Catarina Ratajczak

Congratulations Catarina for being recognized as a #Husky100 student! This award recognizes 100 UW undergraduate and graduate students from Bothell, Seattle, and Tacoma in all areas of study who are making the most of their time at the UW.

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Press Play!

CEP alum Maisha Barnett was featured on the Seattle Growth Podcast: Finding Community in Public Spaces. Catch her segment at minute 34:00!

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A Greener Smile is a Good Thing

Isabelle de Mozenette (CEP ’18) is helping the UW School of Dentistry clinics make the world a little greener with bamboo toothbrushes.

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