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URP Class of Students Wins the Outstanding Student Planning Award from Michigan Association of Planning

The fall 2007 UP634 class has won the Outstanding Student Planning Award from Michigan Association of Planning (MAP) for "Putting Back the Welcome Mat: A Neighborhood Guide to Turning Vacant Houses into Homes." Their work was among the first in the nation to address how neighbors and community-based organizations can save neighborhoods from the tidal wave of mortgage foreclosures. They were honored at the MAP conference in Kalamazoo on October 1, 2008. Congratulations to students (now alumni) Danielle Bober, Peter Bratt, Khalilah Burt, Syeda Naqvi, Beth Rothman, and Dave VanderZee, and to instructors Margaret Dewar and Eric Dueweke!

Read about their project in Portico.

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