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News + Events

CBE students, faculty, community members, and programs are often featured in local, national, and campus media. Learn about groundbreaking research and other accomplishments, and hear from faculty with expertise on issues impacting the built environments. Be sure to check our event listings for upcoming lectures, meetings, and more.

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  • Biochar: Coral Reef of the Soil

    May 23, 2022

    Alex Blair

    Hands palm up, wood pellets in left, black carbon pellets in right

    Justin Roberts, MLA '22, describes his journey abroad exploring the powerful potential of using biochar in landscape design.


  • Announcing the Chair of the Runstad Department of Real Estate

    May 12, 2022

    Jamilah Williams

    I am excited to share that Steven Bourassa will take on the role of Chair of the Runstad Department of Real Estate. For the past 7 years, he has been Chair of the Department of Urban Design and Planning at Florida Atlantic University, starting August 8, 2022, he will join our college as department Chair…


  • Beloved Communities: College of Built Environments students help historically Black churches survive gentrification

    May 5, 2022

    In the News

    Three people smiling, where two men are standing and one woman is sitting in a church pew

    UW CBE students and faculty collaborated with the Nehemiah Initiative to help institutions in historically Black communities like churches and the people they serve survive rapid socioeconomic change. | UW Magazine


  • Why are condos in Seattle so rare and expensive?

    May 2, 2022

    In the News

    James Young, director of the Washington Center for Real Estate Research, provides insight into why condominiums in Seattle have become rare and expensive. | KUOW


  • Two CBE students named to 2022 Husky 100

    April 27, 2022

    Jamilah Williams

    The University of Washington recognized two students from the College of Built Environments for the 2022 Husky 100. Congratulations to Talia Kertsman and Andrew Hengstler!   Talia Kertsman, Community, Environment, and Planning major "I came to the UW seeking a depth of understanding around questions keeping me up at night – questions about the future…


  • Mariam Kamara Could Profoundly Change Design Pedagogy Everywhere

    April 27, 2022

    In the News

    Woman with long dark hair dressed in black, leaning against a wall made of horizontal planks

    Mariam Kamara, UW Department of Architecture alumna and Niger-based architect, discusses her revolutionary approaches to architecture pedagogy and design. | Metropolis


  • CBE welcomes new cohort of faculty

    April 13, 2022

    Jamilah Williams

    We are excited to announce the first wave of CBE’s new faculty cohort! Each brings new strengths and perspectives and as a group, they have the potential to be an effective team who, together with the excellent faculty already at CBE, will accelerate the positive impact of our teaching, research, and engagement.


  • Disaster Management Cooperation in South Asia

    April 9, 2022

    Alex Blair

    A group of people in bright orange life vests in a raft

    Assistant Professor in the University of Washington’s Department of Urban Design and Planning Himanshu Grover argues that given the inherent challenges in regional cooperation in South Asia, it is worth exploring what an effective regional disaster response and risk reduction network architecture looks like. | NBR


  • What the humble clover means for the future of life in cities

    April 7, 2022

    Alex Blair

    Blonde, white woman in dark clothing wearing blue latex medical gloves leaning on a lab counter

    A global study led by Professor Marina Alberti investigating the impact urbanization has had on white clover shows that the plant is adapting to survive alongside us in Puget Sound. | Crosscut


  • UW announces John and Rosalind Jacobi Family Endowed Deanship in the College of Built Environments

    March 29, 2022

    In the News

    Head shot of Dean Renee Cheng in a red jacket with arms crossed

    The University of Washington today announced the establishment of the John and Rosalind Jacobi Family Endowed Deanship in the College of Built Environments, strengthening the school’s vision of a more just and beautiful world for all. | UW News