Urban and Regional Planning Work

Student Work


Suburban Retail Innovations in Centennial

Student Researcher: David King

Streetscape Design, North Las Vegas

Student Researcher: Alisa Childress

Stairway to Heaven & Economic Impact

Student Researcher: Paige McCallister

Southeast Colorado Springs Urban Heat Island

Student Researcher: Andrea Vaughn

Revitalizing Dillon's Town Core

Student Researcher: Ariadne Salvetti

Resilience Guides

Student Researcher: Ryan Maye Handy

Faculty Work


Green gentrification or ‘just green enough’: Do park location, size and function affect whether a place gentrifies or not?

Principal Researchers:

Jeremy Németh, Ph.D
Alessandro Rigolon

Historic Preservation and Disaster Recovery

Principal Researchers:

Andrew Rumbach and Douglas Appler (University of Kentucky)
Andrew Rumbach and Douglas Appler (Associate Professor of Historic Preservation at the University of Kentucky) have written a new article on the role of the Main Street Program in post-disaster recovery plans and processes.

Modeling the Vulnerability of Mobile Home Parks to Disaster: A Longitudinal Study of Affordable Housing Loss After Hurricane Michael

Principal Researchers:

Andrew Rumbach; Esther Sullivan; Carrie Makarewicz
Andrew Rumbach and Carrie Makarewicz, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, along with Esther Sullivan, Department of Sociology, have received a grant from the National Science Foundation to study the impact of Hurricane Michael on mobile home parks in northern Florida.

Walsenburg Fox Theater

Retrofitting Strategies for an Historic Theater

Architectural Design for Traditional Neighborhoods

Principal Researchers:

Korkut Onaran
Fernando Pagés Ruiz
Ronnie Pelusio
Tom Lyon
The Vinyl Siding Institute published 300 copies of Professor Korkut Onaran's book in July, which "summarizes the most critical design lessons the authors have learned through many years of practice developing traditional neighborhoods."

Urban disasters beyond the city: Environmental risk in India’s fast-growing towns and villages

Principal Researchers:

Andrew Rumbach

Gretel Follingstad

In March 2019, Urban and Regional Planning Associate Professor Andy Rumbach and Gretel Follingstad (PhD candidate in Design & Planning) published a new article in the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. They studied 5 fast-growing towns and villages in the mountains of West Bengal, India with some pretty eye-opening findings.