Recently, UC Berkeley Professor and IURD Director Jason Corburn was awarded an 18-month grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for his project “Learning from Slum Upgrading for Building Healthy Communities.” Click here, to read his interview from IAPHS about his planned work.
Director Corburn Interviewed by IAPHS about RWJF Research Project
IURD Partners with Advance Peace as Co-Lead Evaluators
IURD is honored to partner with Advance Peace as part of its research and evaluation team.
Director Jason Corburn’s Work Featured in the NY Times
Click here to read the article, which features Professor Corburn's Richmond work.
IURD Faculty Affiliate, Professor Daniel Rodriguez, Featured on CED Website
Click here to read IURD Faculty Affiliate Professor Daniel Rodriguez's College of Environmental Design Faculty Feature.
IURD Spring 2017 Seminar: Cities for Life, Lessons from Medellín
In the last 20 years, the city of Medellín has lived a great transformation. Previously considered one of the most violent cities in the world due to leading global homicide rates, today Medellín is recognized for its vast accomplishments, named the most innovative city by Wall Street Journal and the Urban Land Institute in 2013 and receiving the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize in 2016. Most importantly, the city has reduced its homicide rate by 95%, strengthening one of the central pillars of a City for Life.
Richmond City Council unanimously adopts innovative Climate Action Plan
The Richmond City Council unanimously approved an ambitious and innovative Climate Action Plan (CAP) to address the impacts of climate change and lower greenhouse gas emissions in Richmond. The CAP inventories the City’s emissions sources, establishes emissions reduction targets, and identifies City and community actions to reduce emissions. The CAP ensures that the City is prepared for the potential impacts of climate change on public health, infrastructure, ecosystems, and public spaces. “Health co-benefits, youth engagement, and our partnerships with Professor Jason Corburn, the UC Berkeley Department of City and Regional Planning and School of Public Health, and the UC Berkeley Center for Cities and Schools’ Y-PLAN program make the CAP an innovative implementation plan. The CAP benefited from involving over 250 enthusiastic Richmond youth in the planning process, and integrating the community’s commitment to health equity,” said City Manager Bill Lindsay. To read the report, please click here.
DCRP-IURD Host Habitat III Forum
On September 27th, DCRP and IURD cohosted the forum, "Habitat III and the New Urban Agenda: Implications for Global and Local Planning and Sustainability." The panel included UC Berkeley Department of City and Regional Planning Professors Charisma Acey and Jason Corburn, as well as Scott Edmondson (AICP, SF Planning) and Holly Pearson (AICP, Director of the APA CA Northern Sustainability Committee.) For more information and to see the forum in its entirety, please click here.
IURD Faculty Affiliate Nicholas de Monchaux Links IURD and Star Wars
In his piece, "Apple and Star Wars together explain why much of the world around you looks the way it does", Associate Professor Nicholas de Monchaux explores the impact of Apple and Star Wars on the Bay Area and uncovers a little known connection between IURD and the hit series. To read the article, please click here.
EPA Star Award
IURD Student Researcher, Regan Patterson, receives EPA Star Graduate Fellowship!
Director Corburn Mentioned in Article about Civic Intelligence
Click here to read the article, "How civic intelligence can teach what it means to be a citizen", which mentions the work of IURD Director Jason Corburn.