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College of Architecture, Planning and Design


January 12, 2015

Design Competitions 

During the break a number of design competitions were announced, all of which are open to IAPD students. All competitions are listed with their deadlines and information at the IAPD Homepage, make sure to check back periodically for new announcements. 

Here is a list of new and active competitions:

IDSA 2015 International Design Excellence Awards
IIDA Student Design Competition
NEWH, Inc - Symmons Smart Scholarship Award
Think Fast Exhibition
IDEC Video Competition
NEWH Sustainable Design Competition

...and many more. 

Faculty Notes

Faculty member Vibha Jani has been selected to present her views on the panel titled Cultural practices, events and transformation of cultural space at EDRA46LosAngeles this May. She will be giving a 90 minute presentation and her abstract will also be published in the conference handbook. 

Distinguished Lecturer 

Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver will be giving the MLK lecture on Tuesday, January 20th at 4pm in Forum Hall. His lecture titled "Planning in the 21st Century - What's Next?" is one you will not want to miss. 
Mitchell J. Silver became Commissioner of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation in May 2014. Commissioner Silver  is also the immediate past president of the American Planning Association (APA). He is an award-winning planner with almost 30 years of experience and he is internationally recognized for his leadership in the planning profession and his contributions to contemporary planning issues. He specializes in comprehensive planning, place making and implementation strategies.  As Parks Commissioner, Mitchell Silver oversees management, planning and operations of nearly  30,000 acres of parkland, which includes parks, playgrounds, beaches, marinas, recreation centers, wilderness areas and other assets.

Prior to returning to his native New York City as Parks Commissioner, he served as the Chief Planning & Development Officer and Planning Director for Raleigh, NC. His career has included roles as a policy and planning director for New York City's Department of Planning, a principal of a New York City-based planning firm, a town manager in New Jersey, and deputy planning director in Washington, DC.

IAPD Events

13 - IAPD Faculty Course Share
14 - IAPD Faculty Retreat 
15 - ENVD Planning
17 - On Campus Career Exploration Day 
19 - MLK Day - No Classes
20 - First Day of Class
20 - Mitchell Silver - Distinguished Lecturer - 4pm-6pm - Forum Hall
22 - IAPD Faculty Meeting - 11:30-12:20 - Crit Space
23 - All College Forum - 10-12 - Forum Hall
29 - IAPD Faculty Meeting - 11:30-12:20 - Crit Space
29 - Matthew Urbanski - LA Ekdahl Lecture - 4-5pm - Little Theater
29 - 1st year Interest Meeting
30-31 - Motivating 21st Century Learners Workshop