During the Spring 2020 semester, graduate students enrolled in the Planning Workshop in the Urban and Environmental Planning (MUEP) program at ASU’s School of Geographical Sciences & Urban Planning (SGSUP) worked with the Town of Clarkdale (AZ) to address a real-world planning project. The class satisfies the SGSUP’s requirement that second-year MUEP students complete a culminating project, where students are immersed in an integrative academic and professional planning experience
with a client.
The spring 2020 Planning Workshop partnered with the Town of Clarkdale to create design guidelines for the historic Downtown District and 89A Commercial Corridor. Students applied a range of planning skills to develop a sound planning document, including conducting a community engagement process, data collection, and planning-related research and analysis.
At the end of the course, the Planning Workshop presented the Town of Clarkdale with a planning document, which is intended to help guide the vision for the Downtown District and the 89A Commercial Corridor and to support future planning efforts, including the Town’s upcoming general plan process.