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John Pittari

APLA Faculty and Students in Creative Scholarship Showcase

Faculty and Students in Creative Showcase

APLA faculty and students are among the many from the College of Architecture, Design and Construction who exhibited their creative scholarship and work at in “Showcase: The Work of Creative Scholarship” at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art from September 17 through October 2. The

APLA Works in Avondale

Students presenting at a charrette to Avondale

This fall students in both the fifth year Urban Studio architecture program and first year graduate students in the Masters of Community Planning program came together for an intense three-day charrette in the Avondale neighborhood in Birmingham, Alabama.

Masters of Community Planning Participate in Professional Charettes

CPLAN students work with public in professional charrette

During fall semester of 2013 a number of Master of Community Planning (MCP) students were invited to participate in several community design charrettes that occurred throughout the southeastern region.

Community Planning Synthesis Studio Studies Parkside

Graphic from CLAN Synthesis Studio Story Experience

In spring 2014, the MCP Synthesis Planning Studio was co-taught by Dr. John Pittari and Dr. Jay Mittal. This co-teaching arrangement strengthened the learning outcomes of the MCP synthesis studio significantly as several new concepts were introduced.

The Culture of Practice

Students discussing plans at Pepper Place Charette

The Master of Community Planning program promotes a culture of practice that prepares students for professional life by providing them with a series of learning experiences that reinforce the reiterative, integrative and interdisciplinary nature of professional planning practice.

Students Receive National Honors

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We are privileged to have an amazing group of students in our school, and while the faculty get to see that demonstrated in the classrooms and studios all the time, it's wonderful to see their talent and skill acknowledged by peer audiences beyond the campus.

First Avenue South Public Realm Charrette

The Urban Studio’s Small Town Design Initiative often leads to long-term engagment with communities, neighborhoods or clients. The Urban Studio worked with the Lakeview District in the early 1990’s; twenty years later, District stakeholders came back to the Urban Studio for an update to their plan.

ALAPA Student Award Winners

Asma Shaikh, a graduate student of the Master of Community Planning (MCP) program, has been

The Heritage of Iconic Planned Communities: The Challenges of Change

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Associate Professor John Pittari has contributed a chapter to The Heritage of Iconic Planned Communities: The Challenges of Change, an upcoming book from the University Of Pennsylvania Press.

Opelika Road Corridor Booklet

(Summary of Publication Here)



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