Urban Planning Students Showcase Capstone Projects

May 31, 2023

SUP students at capstone

From left to right, students presenting their capstone projects, Bianca Boggs, Robera Tasissa, Courtney Carothers, Sandra Whitehead, Sustainable Urban Planning program director, Ugonna Njeze and Sarah Baryluk.

The Sustainable Urban Planning Program (SUP) hosted a Capstone Showcase May 5. The five students who are graduating this spring discussed their individual projects.

Each student in the Sustainable Urban Planning Program is required to complete at least two professional quality planning projects: the studio which is a group project, and the capstone which is completed individually. The projects range in topic based on the student’s research and professional interests.

Student Capstone Presenters Included:

  • Bianca Boggs - Analysis of US City Homelessness Policies & Housing First
  • Sarah Baryluk - Evaluating Participatory Planning Outcomes & Best Practices in Arlington, Virginia
  • Courtney Carothers - Technology Transfer
  • Robera Tasissa - Family Housing Gap Along Transit Corridors in the Maryland Suburbs of DC
  • Ugonna Njeze - Microgrids & Geothermal Heating


"I am extremely proud of each of these students and their work. Each project is tailored to their individual professional interests and is designed to demonstrate that they have mastered the knowledge and skills necessary to graduate and impact their communities."

Sandra Whitehead
Sustainable Urban Planning program director