Bank of America Affordable Housing Challenge
May 22, 2013
An interdisciplinary team of Cal Poly students earned first place in the 22nd annual Bank of America Low-Income Housing Challenge, a regional competition. This is the third time in three years that Cal Poly has won this competition.
Team members included business administration major Cameron Anvari; city and regional planning students Brian Harrington, Nuri Cho, Andrew Levins, Emily Gerger and Tim McGarvey; and architecture graduate student Smita Naik.
Together they created The Cambria Pines, a development proposal for an affordable housing project located in Cambria, Calif. It was described as “masterful,” “innovative,” and “realistic” by Gail Lannoy, community development banking executive for Bank of America.
California Climate Action Planning Conference – CCAPC 2013
January 31, 2013
Join your fellow climate professionals in beautiful San Luis Obispo for the first conference to focus solely on the practice of local and regional climate action planning in California. Hosted by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR), the two-day conference will feature in-depth presentations and discussions on both technical and political facets of climate action planning. The conference will be held on the Cal Poly campus and will feature experts and practitioners from around the state.
Professor Wack Receives Distinguished Service Award
Paul Wack, AICP has received the 2012 California Chapter American Planning Association Distinguished Service Award. Paul was nominated by a group of his former planning students from both the City and Regional Planning Department and the Environmental Studies Program at UC Santa Barbara the for his more than 40 years of service to the planning profession as a community planner, consultant, and educator. During his 34 years of teaching, nearly 20,000 students have taken his classes over the years, with a significant number becoming practicing planners. As stated in the nomination application: “His desire to further the planning profession through education, mentoring, community service, continuing professional practice, and sincere passion for his work is inspiring to his students and long- standing practicing planners alike. The example he sets for so many young planners is one that deserves to be recognized and celebrated.”
Bank of America Affordable Housing Challenge Entries
Cal Poly teams with participants from planning, architecture, landscape architecture, construction management and business form multidisciplinary teams every year to compete in the callenge.
CRP students help develop a Climate Action Policy for City of San Luis Obispo
CRP students under Dr. Adrienne Greve's guidance help develop a Climate Action Policy for the City of San Luis Obispo. CRP students and Dr. Grieve have made a significant contribution that will move our immediate community towards a greener, more sustainable, future.
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CRP in the News
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