Tag: Urban and Regional Studies

Waterfront Design: Urban and Regional Studies students asked to polish a diamond in the rough

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Past the Zippin Pippin and the Sea Dragon, beyond the Ferris wheel and the bumper cars, away from the crowds and squeals of delight at Bay Beach, UW-Green Bay’s Urban and Regional Studies students envisioned a waterfront diamond-in-the-rough that could become one of the city’s crown jewels. The students were part of Associate Professor Marcelo […]

National Coverage for Cruz’s waterfront project

Under the direction of Associate Prof. Marcelo Cruz (Urban and Regional Studies) UW-Green Bay students proposed new ideas for Green Bay waterfront property from Bay Beach to the Marina, including Renard Island. Fox 11 had the original story. Associated Press picked up the story, and it was distributed with a reach in the millions. Coverage included […]

Supervisor Steckenback also mentions Prof. Cruz’s class

We mentioned last week that the new STEM Innovation Center was at the center of Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach’s State of the County address. Receiving an “honorable mention” in the speech was UW-Green Bay Prof. Marcelo Cruz’s course, Special Topics: Course in Urban and Regional Studies (Waterfront project — Bay Beach, Marina and Renard […]

UW-Green Bay students propose ideas for new ‘Green Bay Waterfront District’

Brown County Leaders are discussing what to do with waterfront property from Bay Beach to the Marina, including the 55-acre Renard Island. Students in Prof. Marcelo Cruz’s course, Special Topics: Course in Urban and Regional Studies (Waterfront projcect — Bay Beach, Marina and Renard Island Visioning and Connectivity Study) have worked semester-long on the project […]

Faculty note: Cruz presents on ‘Indigenous Community Planning’

Associate Prof. Marcelo Cruz (Urban and Regional Studies) will present his research on Indigenous Community Planning in Ecuadorian Amazon from 4 to 5 p.m. April 13, 2017 in the University Union Phoenix Room C. The presentation explores how community and regional planning using agropolitan approaches provide an alternative model of community well being that attempts to […]

Galloping in the Galapagos, Jan 2016

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Associate Professor (Urban and Regional Studies) Marcelo Cruz shared these photos of the 16 students he led on a January 2016 winter interim trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. They studied the geographic diversity of the northern Ecuadorean Andes and the impacts of urbanization on the Galapagos. Cruz said the students were from many […]

Stockpiling ideas: Planning students aid Stockbridge

Stockbridge, Wis. villiage officials posing with UW-Green Bay students from the Urban and Regional Studies program, from left: Michael Dreckschmidt, Samantha Champine, Casey Murphy and Courtney Maye.

Students in the Urban and Regional Planning theory course taught by Prof. Marcelo Cruz traveled to the Calumet County village of Stockbridge Wednesday night to share with the Village Board ideas for the community’s future development. Posing with village officials were four UW-Green Bay students from the Urban and Regional Studies program, from left: Michael […]

Faculty note: Cruz is presenter at UW-Milwaukee program

Marcelo Cruz, associate professor of Urban and Regional Studies, is among the roundtable leaders today (Friday, Dec. 4) at the “New Approaches to Latin American Studies” conference hosted by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at UW-Milwaukee. His topic is “Challenges for Regional Planning in the 21st Century: the Case of Cantón Tena […]

Faculty note: Hutchison presentation on ‘tent graves’


Prof. Ray Hutchison (Sociology) will be presenting an overview of his recent (and continuing) research on tent graves of the Tennessee highlands at the Social Science Research Forum this Friday (Oct. 23) from 2:20 to 3:30 p.m. in Bemis Hall Room 213 at St. Norbert College, De Pere. Hutchison’s talk, titled “East Tennessee Ephemerides: The […]