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Getting to Know Dr. Sandra Whitehead: New Program Director for Sustainable Urban Planning

September 03, 2019
Dr. Sandra Whitehead took the helm as the interim program director of the Sustainable Urban Planning Program (SUP) effective July 1, 2019. Now that Dr. Whitehead is settling into her new role, we wanted to give our readers a chance to get to know her a little better.
SUP student group with Program Director John Carruthers hold banner with words Sustainable Urban Planning Program, GW

Sustainable Urban Planning Leader Recognized for Contributions to GW

August 25, 2019
Dr. John I. Carruthers, the founding director of the Sustainable Urban Planning program, left GW this summer to join Cornell University’s Department of City and Regional Planning as an associate professor. His contributions to GW include eight years as leader and program director extraordinaire. He excelled in growing and shaping the SUP program to the point where it could pass the rigorous test of accreditation by the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB).
SUP student group with Program Director John Carruthers hold banner with words Sustainable Urban Planning Program, GW

Sustainable Urban Planning Program Receives Accreditation

June 09, 2019
We are honored to announce that The Sustainable Urban Planning master’s degree has now received accreditation from the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB). This is a high academic standard that recognizes professional planning programs in North America based on performance, integrity and quality.
Adele Ashkar

A Campus for Creatures: GW’s Sustainable Grounds Initiative

May 29, 2019
Adele Ashkar, CPS’s associate dean for academic excellence, has been assisting with GW’s sustainable campus initiatives using her extensive experience in landscape design and sustainable plants. She meets once a month with GW's Division of Operations and progress is being made all over campus.
Nancy Tappan

In Memoriam: Nancy Tappan, a Sustainable Urban Planning Student

August 26, 2018
Nancy Tappan, a well-respected student in the Sustainable Urban Planning Program passed away on July 25, 2018. When it became clear she wouldn’t be returning to school to finish the very end of her program, the George Washington University awarded her an honorary master’s degree. The program and the community within it were among the most important elements of Nancy’s rich life, so she was very happy to find out about the honorary degree in hospice care, shortly before she passed away.
Caka SUP student/GW Award/Commencement

Sustainable Urban Planning Graduate Receives Prestigious GW Award at Commencement

June 21, 2018
“I’m honored to receive the George Washington Award, one of the most prestigious honors bestowed by the GW University in recognition of my significant contributions to university life -- in front of 25,000 people at the National Mall,” tweeted Fjollë Caka, May 2018 Sustainable Urban Planning master’s degree graduate. Since she came to GW two years ago, Fjollë has distinguished herself with high academic achievements and numerous contributions to university life.
SUP Students at Bay of Bengal in Bangladesh

Sustainable Urban Planning Students Learn About Climate Change in Bangladesh

April 24, 2018
What impact is climate change having on Bangladesh and why is this significant? Ten students from GW’s Sustainable Urban Planning (SUP) master’s degree program gathered first-hand observations to answer these questions during a ten-day, study abroad trip in February.
Zhexing Li, SUP graduate

US News Reports on Value of Master of Professional Studies degrees for International Students

June 26, 2017
While Zhexing Li pursued his Master of Professional Studies degree, known as an MPS, in sustainable urban planning, many prospective international students may be unaware of them as these degrees are usually offered in the U.S. and Canada.
Leah Sheppard

Bright Future for Sustainable Urban Planning Student

April 05, 2017

“Congratulations to first-year Sustainable Urban Planning (SUP) student Leah Sheppard on her new, full-time position with the Urban Land Institute’s Center for Sustainability!

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Cutting-Edge Sustainable Urban Planning Program Begins Accreditation Process

February 11, 2017
The program received “candidacy status” in January 2017 and aims to be fully accredited beginning in 2019.
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Sustainable Urban Planning Program Begins Accreditation Process

January 12, 2017
The program received “candidacy status” this month and aims to be fully accredited beginning in 2019.