Our urbanism programs and projects are based on 30 years of research by Mindy Fullilove, MD. The foundation of our work is the analysis that policies and planning trends promoting segregation and inequity have left cities fractured physically and socially.  At U of O we believe that we can reconnect the physical barriers and reweave the social fabric by working together and learning from examples from around the world.  We use Dr. Fullilove’s Urban Alchemy: Restoring Joy in America’s Sorted Out Cities as a guiding text, host urbanists-in-residence and take on community planning projects as part of our course work.

Past projects:

UofO Urbanism Department Course Listings for Fall 2015

 A Just and Safe Orange: Improving Police & Community Relations

Jan Term 4: Popular Education & the Just City focused on Popular Education, understanding Red-lining and culminated with a panel at the Queens Museum titled “Reviewing Renewal: From Red-Lining to Gentrification”

This summer we collected 30 stories in 30 days to celebrate the history of Our Orange

We worked with a group of middle school students at the Orange Scholars Academy to create a book of stories about Orange, which will be used as part of a third grade curriculum in Orange

This year the University of Orange partnered in the planning and launch of the inaugural Youth Urbanism Summit: Our Future City