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VTCAUS Students Study Sustainability Abroad

Leah Lord, a junior environmental policy and planning major, recently decided to make positive lifestyle changes after a study abroad trip to Europe this past summer. “It (the trip) really changed how I do things now that I’m in the United States,” she said. “I try to bike more often, ride the bus, and be […]

Virginia Tech Covers DC in Maroon and Orange

As members of Hokie Nation, we share a deep love for our community. We want the rest of the world to know what makes Hokies special! To tell our story, we’ve blanketed one of the nation’s busiest corridors in maroon and orange. Throughout D.C.’s Union Station, you’ll see dozens of Virginia Tech ads at street […]

Virginia Issues & Answers explores financial resilience in Virginia and beyond

Still reeling from the Great Recession and mounting pressures to deliver critical services, many state and local governments are taking aggressive action to survive and thrive in economic uncertainty. In the latest issue of Virginia Issues & Answers, Virginia Tech’s School of Public and International Affairs brings together experts and practitioners from across the commonwealth […]

Letitia Long earns Virginia Tech’s University Distinguished Achievement Award

Letitia A. Long, the first woman to lead a major U.S. intelligence agency, received Virginia Tech’s University Distinguished Achievement Award during the university commencement ceremony May 12 at Lane Stadium. The award recognizes achievements of national distinction in a field of enduring significance to society. Long of Arlington, Virginia, directed the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency from […]

Emma Buchanan: Advancing Appalachia

2017 SPIA grad and returning master’s student aims to help her home region of Appalachia thrive through her work.   Degree/year:  B.A. in Public and Urban Affairs and B.S. in Applied Economics and Management, 2017; current Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning student What’s your hometown?  I grew up in Glade Spring, Virginia, which is […]

Students get a “capital” experience in Washington Semester

For 22 years, Virginia Tech students of all majors have experienced how policy and government connect to their chosen fields though the School of Public and International Affairs’ Washington Semester program. Each semester, 10 to 20 students head to Virginia Tech’s National Capital Region to take part in the immersive work/study 11-week program tackling real-world […]

Alex Berryman: Planning Vibrant Communities

Alex Berryman, ’17 Master of Urban and Regional Planning, is the new planner for the town of New Market, Virginia. He’s responsible for assisting in long-range planning for the town and for the review, updating, and enforcement of zoning and subdivision ordinances for the town of approximately 2,200 citizens.   Hometown:  Moyock, North Carolina Why […]

Richard Blythe named dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies

Richard Blythe, an award-winning architect and educator with more than 25 years in higher education and architectural practice, has been named dean of the Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies (CAUS). Blythe, professor and dean of RMIT University School of Architecture and Design in Melbourne, Australia, will join Virginia Tech on Oct. 10, [...]

CAUS named a ‘Diversity Champion’ by METROPOLIS

A recent article by METROPOLIS magazine names Virginia Tech’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies one of the most diverse and inclusive design and architecture schools in the nation. In “Diversity Champions: 8 Schools That Aren’t Just Paying Lip Service To Diversity,” the magazine notes the following: Although diversity and inclusion initiatives have been sweeping […]

Virginia Tech Professor Anne Khademian elected a director at National Academy of Public Administration

Anne Khademian, professor and director of the Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, has been elected to the board of directors at the National Academy of Public Administration. She will serve a three-year term. An independent, nonprofit, and nonpartisan organization, the academy was established by […]

Students send 10,000 books to fire-ravaged African university

Virginia Tech, Radford and community pitch in to fill African library The Roanoke Times By Travis Williams travis.williams@roanoke.com 381­1643 | Posted: Saturday, November 19, 2016 4:00 am MCCOY — Thousands of books turned the first page of a global journey at Virginia Tech’s Kentland Farms Friday afternoon. More than 20 volunteers from Tech and the […]

Environmental Policy Expert Barry Rabe at Virginia Tech

Environmental Policy Expert Barry Rabe at Virginia Tech Thursday, Oct. 27, 10:30 a.m., Fralin Auditorium: The Politics of Carbon Pricing: Lessons from the Past Two Decades Friday, Oct. 28, 10:30 a.m., Fralin Auditorium: Shale Play Politics in the Era of Fracking Environmental and energy policy expert Barry Rabe will give two presentations on carbon pricing [...]

Urban Affairs and Planning students present research findings at US Department of Transportation workshop

Graduate students Kyle Lukacs, Lauren Hall, Nick Ruiz, Douglas Cobb, Jon Wergin, and Kerri Oddenino in Associate Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning Ralph Buehler’s transportation studio class presented findings of their recent study of cycling in the Foggy Bottom/Farragut area at the ‘Think Bike’ Workshop April 21 and 22, hosted by the Dutch Embassy and […]

Sonia Hirt wins 2015 Best Book in Urban Affairs Award – Honorable Mention

The Urban Affairs Association (UAA), the international professional association for urban scholars, researchers and public service professionals, convened its 45th Annual Conference in Miami, Florida – April 8-11, 2015. Over 900 participants, representing universities, research institutions, nonprofit organizations, and public and private organizations/institutions from around the world met to discuss 21st century issues impacting urban populations and places. Conference participants represented institutions from North America, […]