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Geography and Regional Planning Department News

A Star on the Map: Regional Planning Undergraduate Program Earns National Accreditation

The Regional Planning undergraduate program has earned national accreditation from the Planning Accreditation Board, joining only 13 other undergraduate programs in the United States to be nationally accredited.

Posted on 4/27/2012 4:11:44 PM

Beaver Run Water Quality Project Renewed for Second Year

The project will sample and monitor reservoir water quality near Marcellus shale well pad sites for a second year, thanks to renewal of a $77,000 contract with the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County in June. The project, led by Professor Brian Okey and Professor Nathan McElroy, taps the expertise of faculty and students from the Departments of Geography and Regional Planning, Geosciences, and Chemistry.

Posted on 6/22/2012 5:20:51 PM

Dunk a Geography Professor

Come dunk a Geography professor on Friday, September 26, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the Oak Grove, right outside of Leonard Hall, hosted by Gamma Theta Upsilon and Planning Student Organization members.

Posted on 9/25/2014 10:18:28 AM

Masilela Reviews “Building Apartheid” Book

Calvin Masilela’s book review article, “‘Building Apartheid: On Architecture and Order in Imperial Cape Town’ by Nicholas Coetzer, Ashgate Studies in Architecture 2013,” will be published in African Geographical Review.

Posted on 2/4/2014 9:05:58 AM

Students and Faculty Continue Beaver Run Reservoir Water Testing For Third Year

With an renewed contract for $100,000, IUP students gain valuable field experience alongside faculty members as they monitor drinking water near Marcellus shale sites.

Posted on 7/12/2013 10:34:19 AM

Can Green Technology Take the Heat?

In her presentation at the 2013 Undergraduate Scholars Forum, senior Paige LaDuca explores whether green technologies such as solar canopies more effectively reduce the urban heat island effect than do cheaper strategies like xeriscaping (native vegetation) and cool roofs.

Posted on 4/1/2013 1:49:46 PM

Hoch Becomes AICP Certified Environmental Planner

Dr. Richard Hoch, Geography and Regional Planning, was recently notified that he was one of thirty-three planning professionals in the United States who passed the initial American Institute of Certified Planners exam for Environmental Planner certification.

Posted on 11/29/2011 4:02:40 PM

Geography and Regional Planning Students Present Research and Receive Awards at Geographical Society Meeting

IUP Geography and Regional Planning students Nicholas Angelo, Robert Cerrato, Joshua Krug, Ellen Lamont, Michael Muder, Erik Scrivener, Dana Turgeon, and Christian Wells presented research at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Geographical Society.

Posted on 11/29/2011 3:18:24 PM

Geography and Regional Planning to Host Pennsylvania Geographical Society Meeting

The IUP Department of Geography and Regional Planning will host the annual Pennsylvania Geographical Society Meeting. This meeting will take place at Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex on November 4–5, 2011.

Posted on 11/2/2011 8:50:56 AM

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