Dr. Raymond Asomani-Boateng, Dr. Russell Fricano, and Benjamin Oppong published “Accra’s Old Fadama/Agbog-bloshie settlement. To what extent is this slum sustainable?” in African Geographical Review, 2020, Volume 39, Issue 4.
Dr. Russell Fricano and Carla Davis published, “How well is urban agriculture growing in the Southern United States? Trends and issues from the perspective of urban planners regulating urban agriculture” In the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 2020, Volume 9, Issue 2
DEGREE AWARDED ( BACHELORS OF SCIECNCE IN URBAN AND REGIONAL STUDIES)
Congratulations to Peter L. Kivimaki, Chou L. Lee, Jeremy J. Namyst, Chris Russert, Randy A. Solorzano, Angie R. Stier and Zachary M. Wickman for
MASTERS OF ARTS IN URBAN PLANNING:
Kayode B. Adiatu: Capstone project, Employer of Choice – Helping Cities to complete for the future workforce; with Jones Adu Mensah and Brent O’Neil and in collaboration with the League of Minnesota Cities; supervised by Dr. Ray-mond Asomani-Boateng and Mr. Frank Boyles.
Jones Adu Mensah: Capstone project, Employer of Choice – Helping Cities to complete for the future workforce; with Kayode B. Adiatu and Brent O’Neil and in collaboration with the League of Minnesota Cities; capstone project super-vised by Dr. Raymond Asomani-Boateng and Mr. Frank Boyles.
Jones Adu Mensah Thesis, First and Last Mile Dilemma - A Review of Planning Strategies in Selected Metropolitan Sta-tistical Areas in the United States; supervised by Dr. Raymond Asomani-Boateng and Dr. Russell J. Fricano.,
Ryan S. Miller History, Trends and Issues in Affordable Housing Policies; thesis supervised by Dr. Beth Heidelberg. Also graduating Flore Hounto, Master in Public Administration and Brendon Malecha with a Master in Urban Plan-ning.
Jones Adu Mensah – Jones has been a graduate assistant with the Department of Government for two years and gradu-ated this spring with a Master of Arts in Urban Planning. He was accepted into the PhD program in Urban & Regional Planning at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor for fall of 2021.
Felix Asante – Felix will be continuing as a graduate assistant with the Department of Government for the 2021-2022 academic year. Felix is working on a Master of Arts in Urban Planning.
Olivia Adomabea will be joining the Department of Government in Fall 2021 as a graduate assistant. Olivia comes to us from Ghana and is admitted to the Master of Arts in Urban Planning program.
Mariam Arowoshere will be joining the Department of Government in Fall 2021 as a graduate assistant. Mariam comes to us from Nigeria and is admitted to the Master of Arts in Urban Planning program.
Barrett Scholarship - $3,500– Ian Cochran
URSI Leadership Graduate Scholarship – $2,500 each - Jennifer Adade & Thok Tutlam
URSI Leadership Undergraduate Scholarship – $2,500 - Stevie Tompkins
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