Weekly Wave - UA Planning Students Complete Project for Globe-Miami Communities
May 17, 2019
Weekly Wave, vol. 7, no. 1, Water Resources Research Center, Tucson, AZ, May 17, 2019
Over the spring 2019 semester, the WRRC connected the UA College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture (CAPLA) with people in the Globe-Miami area to develop planning resources. As part of a capstone course, instructed by Professor Arlie Adkins, six graduate Planning students assessed the region and developed a framework to increase economic development opportunities for the rural communities through the lens of environmental stewardship. WRRC Research Analyst, Ashley Hullinger, served on the project advisory committee, helping to arrange stakeholder meetings and providing feedback and background information about the region. The results of the student project were presented at the Second Cobre Valley Forum on Water in April to an enthusiastic reception.
The Planning students also worked with a Landscape Architecture group, instructed by Professor Kelly Cederberg, which will provide recommendations for a regional trail system in a separate report. The Landscape Architecture project report contains a design proposal for a 9.4-mile multi-use Cobre Valley Rail Trail connecting Miami, Globe, and the Tri-Cities.