Category: Urban Design

  • Repurposing Abandoned Properties

    CAP students took on the tough project of collaborating with neighborhood residents to decide which abandoned properties have the most potential for redevelopment in Muncie. The class, Repurposing Abandoned Property, was supported by an Immersive Learning grant and partnered with the Muncie Land Bank. The goal of the class was to create an abandoned property […]

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  • UrbanPlan Workshop

    One of the challenges facing the Department of Urban Planning is explaining what planners do and the many available career paths in the field. This void in understanding is not just with the incoming students but also their parents. With 90 percent of those incoming freshmen predetermining architecture as their intended discipline, the challenge is […]

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  • Consider a Certificate in Sustainability

    The Graduate Certificate in Sustainability is administered through the Academy for Sustainability in the R. Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning. The certificate recognizes the need for participants to work across topical disciplines. And whether citizens are educated as designers or function as participants in the design activity, they collectively must arrive at strategic […]

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  • The Weight of History

    By CHLOE DOTSON, BUPD 2012, MURP 2013   When I was a little girl, my father took me to the beach. We sat down in the sand, and I peered out into the ocean. My fathered pointed out into the ocean saying, “Look … look there, you see that ocean? That is where your ancestors […]

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  • Urban Planning Moved to the Muncie Mall

    You’ll see something unusual if you stroll through the Muncie Mall this fall; you will notice  Hamilton desks in a storefront. No, we’re not selling the furniture. The college has leased space and moved two Urban Planning studio classes into the former Dress Barn location. Like other malls around the country, the Muncie space is […]

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  • Sanglim Yoo with Will Snyder in the second-year studio.

    Sanglim Yoo: Discovering New Ways to Improve Cities

    Featured image is of Assistant Professor Sanglim Yoo working with Sanglim Yoo with Will Snyder in the second-year studio.  Sanglim Yoo’s research involves the assessment and quantification of the interactions between human social systems and the environment, especially in urban areas with a goal of making cities better for the environment and more enjoyable for […]

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  • Dean Ferguson discusses the benefits of CAP: INDY with Inside INBusiness host Gerry Dick.

    Ball State CAP: INDY

    INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS – The dean of the Ball State University Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning says the school’s expanded Indianapolis presence creates a unique focus for students. The university moved the Ball State CAP: INDY program to the former Angie’s List campus on the city’s near east side last summer. The location focuses […]

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