On Our FAICP Members
Julie Ann Woods
"Although I planned to study architecture, I ended up with a B.S. in Urban Planning from Michigan State University. Dr. John Mullin...was my first planning professor and I vividly remember how passionate he was about planning and the history of cities, their functions, what makes them beautiful, and the City Beautiful movement. After taking one class with him, I was hooked."
Julie Ann Woods takes some time away from prepping for ski season to share her story about what got her into planning, the rebirth of Motown, and her opinion of the Millennial Generation.
"My proudest achievement at CMU was co-organizing the International Remaking Cities Congress in 2013 in Pittsburgh that included 300 delegates from North America and Europe. Prince Charles was the Honorary Chair and Keynote Speaker...Subsequently I published a book—Remaking Post-Industrial Cities: Lessons from North America and Europe..."
James Sasser chats with our Fellow Don Carter to talk about his career, the field, and his love of Appalachian Old-Time music.
"I've had many successes, challenges and disappointments, but I've never been bored. Being a generalist is highly satisfying."
In the first in our series of member spotlights, Frank sits down with James Sasser of the Division's Executive Committee and talks about what drew him to planning, and his experience as a member of the College of Fellows.
On Our Division Scholars
Katelyn Huang (2022) and Lauren Trice (2012), Division Scholars in Quick Conversation
In our second installation, catch up with 2022’s scholar, Katelyn Huang, as she chats with Lauren Trice, past scholar and past Chair, about her discovery of planning and their shared interest in youth engagement.
Julia Marchetti (2020) and Franny McLarty (2021), Division Scholars in Quick Conversation
Quick Conversations are a way for our incoming scholars to learn more about participating in the scholarship program from our past scholars, as well as their interests and experience more broadly.
In this début piece, scholars Franny McLarty and Julia Marchetti talk about their studies, hobbies, and what drew them to the field.
On Our Youth Engagement
City of Westminster, Colorado: Kids' Coloring Book
The City of Westminster’s Community Development Department—Planning Division recently unveiled a 16-page youth activity and coloring book titled “Let’s Have Fun in Westminster by Becoming a Junior City Planner!”