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By Delinda C Swanson on 5/24/2018 1:21 PM

Dr. Marla Nelson and co-author Renia Ehrenfeucht, University of New Mexico are featured in a guest blog post titled "Do Amenities Matter?" about a recent article of theirs in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.

Read the blog post here.


By Delinda C Swanson on 5/24/2018 1:13 PM
Jared Munster (MURP 2006 and PhD 2012) was named interim director of the RTA.
Previously Jared had served as New Orlean's longtime director of safety and permits under former Mayor Mitch Landrieu.


Read more of the story here.

By Delinda C Swanson on 5/24/2018 1:08 PM
On Sunday, May 20, Marla Nelson, Associate Professor of Planning and Urban Studies and Jim Amdal, Assistant Professor-Research of the UNO Transportation Institute were quoted in the story.  "As the New Orleans Area Struggles with Regional Transit, Jobs are Affected." 


Read more of the story here.

By Delinda C Swanson on 4/17/2018 12:11 PM
UNO Transportation Institute and co-sponsors: The Jean Brainard Boebel Endowment, the Department of History and Philosophy and the Department of Planning and Urban Studies present "Rise of the Riverfront:  The 300 Year Story" Wednesday, May 2nd, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Earl K. Long Library, Room 407.
By Delinda C Swanson on 4/16/2018 8:00 AM
Dr. Michelle Thompson and Graham Hayes will present at Academic Summit 2018
By Delinda C Swanson on 4/3/2018 9:26 AM
Register now to attend the Louisiana Chapter Reception at the National Planning Conference on April 22nd from 6:30-9:15 p.m.

All Louisiana Chapter Members are invited.  Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at  The event will be held on the deck of the Oliver Hazard Perry, docked at Woldenberg Riverfront Park. 
By Delinda C Swanson on 2/26/2018 9:55 AM
On July 16, 2018, Michelle Thompson served as a panelist for "Our Neighborhoods Part IV:  The History of Environmental Justice".  This panel discussion focused on environmental justice, past and present, in the Hoffman Triangle, Zion City, Broadmoor, Gert Town, and Central City neighborhoods.  Other panelists included:  Susannah Burley, executive director of SOUL, and Kurt Hagstette, principal of Eskew, Dumez and Ripple.  The panel was moderated by UNO alumna Dr. Robert Collins, professor at Dillard University.

By Delinda C Swanson on 2/15/2018 1:52 PM
Dr. Marla Nelson was featured on Marketplace in a broadcast piece about tax credits that have helped to revitalize historic buildings across the U.S. and how it was almost eliminated during the recent tax overhaul. 

Please click for the audio broadcast.
By Delinda C Swanson on 2/15/2018 1:44 PM
Alessandra Jerolleman, Ph.D, Urban Studies and M.P.A. graduate from the University of New Orleans has been hired as an Assistant Professor of Emergency Management at Jacksonville State University.  Alessandra has also been named Review Editor for the National Climate Assessment's Southeast Chapter. 

Congratulations Alessandra!
By Delinda C Swanson on 1/9/2018 1:40 PM
Congratulations to our Summer and Fall 2017 Graduates

PhD in Urban Studies
Thomas Harrington, Summer
Kimberly Mosby, Fall

Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Blake Crow-Summer
Courtney Young-Summer
Hal Baillie-Fall
Samuel Buckley-Fall
Amanda Ponti-Fall
Skyla Wilson-Fall

Master or Science in Urban Studies
Lori Atkinson-Fall

Bachelor of Science in Urban Studies and Planning
Samantha Romain-Summer
Joseph Caruso III-Fall
Erica Chomsky-Fall
Colin Crumbley-Fall
Stephen Harrell, Jr.-Fall
Henri Lucio-Fall
Django Szilagi-Fall