School of Planning, Design and Construction students win MAP award for outstanding project

Students in the Urban and Regional Planning Program in the School of Planning, Design and Construction, part of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the College of Social Science, won a Michigan Association of Planning award for an outstanding student project.

The Practicum Team who worked on the “Feasibility for Blending Housing and Urban Agriculture in Lansing, Michigan” project were students Paul Best, Matthew Earls, Brandon Haddock, Sarah Nassiri, Paige Seabrook and Natalie Youakim. Professors Zenia Kotval and Rex Lamore led the group.

The award will be presented at the annual conference of the Michigan Association of Planning October 20–23 at the Renaissance Center in Detroit.

The project uses cutting-edge planning practices emerging in the 21st century that focus on building green, walkable and self-sustaining communities. MSUE supports students working in urban communities through the practicum program and through the Urban Collaborators Program, which places URP interns in urban communities in Michigan to help address needs in partnership with MSUE staff in the community.

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