Project Cities

ASU Urban planning students receive APA AZ Chapter Award

We are excited to announce that the “Preliminary Housing Analysis & ADU Policy Recommendations for Peoria, AZ” project has received the 2021 “Student Planning Project” Chapter Award with the Arizona

Jay Davies, City of Peoria

Jay Davies: Community builder

We are pleased to congratulate Jay Davies, with the City of Peoria on his receipt of the Gabe Zimmerman “Community Builder” Award! Jay currently serves as the Interim Public Works

Project Cities roundtable announcement

Calling ASU faculty: Project development workshop with Peoria

On June 24, 2021, Project Cities hosts its Faculty Round Tables event, to network with Peoria leaders and discuss class projects for the 2021-2022 academic year. RSVP here! ASU faculty

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Clarkdale and Project Cities recognized with ASU EPICS Community Catalyst Award

In other news, it was our pleasure to share this year’s ASU EPICS Community Catalyst Award with our friends at the Town of Clarkdale. Over the years, the Project Cities

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Earth Day beautified the landscape and inspired residents

Earth Day was something special in Arizona this year: it was a united movement of celebration and action. 10 Mayors and communities across the state joined together for Earth Day

Al Brown

Faculty spotlight: Al Brown

We are pleased to highlight one of the network’s outstanding faculty members, Mr. Al Brown. Al is a Senior Lecturer and the Director of Environmental Research Initiatives at ASU’s Polytechnic

GovLove podcast highlights student led sustainability planning effort

For four years, Project Cities has acted as a convener for students and local government leaders to collaborate to tackle real-world sustainability problems and develop professional skills. As we wrap up


10 AZ Mayors Unite to Honor Earth Day 2021 and Advance Regional Sustainability Efforts

Ten Arizona Mayors pledged to partake in a statewide celebration of Earth Day this April. Their video message, as well as an extensive list of Earth Day events and activities,

Peoria Planning and Zoning Commission offers key insights on student project

On Thursday, March 18, 2021, PC faculty and students convened with the City of Peoria’s Planning and Zoning Commission to discuss one of the spring 2021 student projects. Project Cities

68 years of local government experience represented at Project Cities’ “Meet Peoria” event

On February 24, 2021, ASU Project Cities hosted a somewhat-rescheduled spring semester kickoff event with City of Peoria leadership and Project Cities students. Students had the opportunity to gain insights

Students meet Clarkdale leadership to discuss project during spring 2021 kickoff event

On January 29, 2021, ASU Project Cities hosted the Clarkdale Kickoff. This virtual event featured a panel discussion with Town leadership about Clarkdale’s values and character, followed by breakout meetings

Students demonstrate resilience and success in fall 2020 showcase

On December 2, 2020, ASU Project Cities hosted our 7th biannual Student Showcase for the Fall 2020 semester. The event included video slideshow presentations from each student project group as