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Green Plan Winners

Student teams address campus environment

Drawing concept of greenery on top of buildings

Two student teams from the College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs are using what they learn in the classroom to make the world—and especially their campus—a better place.

Those teams won first place and honorable mention in the Master Plan category of the Environmental Protection Agency’s ninth annual Campus RainWorks Challenge.

The winning team redesigned the University’s master plan to incorporate green infrastructure practices at key locations, including transportation corridors and local water bodies. The team included Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) students Michael Shuey (lead), Nusrat Jahan Nipu, and Reza Mabadi. The fourth team member, Kathleen Stanford, is a Master of Urban Planning student.

The second team was led by Anjelyque Easley, an MLA student. Other team members were Bonnie Blocker and Nikki Simonini, also in the MLA program.

Taner R. Özdil, associate professor of landscape architecture, advised both teams. Both projects were completed as part of the Urban Design Studio V course.

“The competition tasks students to explore visionary ideas on campuses,” Dr. Özdil says. “I think these projects influence us to look at the campus in a way that involves the community more in the built environment.”

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