Department of Urban and Public Affairs

A&S Alumni Spotlight - Shireen Deobhakta, Ph.D.

A&S Alumni Spotlight - Shireen Deobhakta, Ph.D.

Shireen is currently an Evaluation Researcher at REACH Evaluation which consults with non-profit, for-profit, philanthropic, and governmental entities in support of efforts to improve services and bring about organizational and community change. She was named one of Louisville Business First’s “2018 Forty Under 40.”

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How Churchill Downs wins a sure bet on property taxes

How Churchill Downs wins a sure bet on property taxes

Records and experts consulted by WDRB News raise questions about whether Churchill, a public traded corporation headquartered in Louisville, is getting a sweetheart deal on the tax value of its racetrack. One of the experts is Janet Kelly, a professor of urban and public affairs and director of the Urban Studies Institute at the University of Louisville.

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UofL's New Sustainability Degree

UofL's New Sustainability Degree

This year, UofL became the first university in Kentucky to offer a sustainability degree program and it's not just about "going green".

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Urban and Public Affairs offers Kentucky's first sustainability degree

Urban and Public Affairs offers Kentucky's first sustainability degree

UofL is the first Kentucky school to have a degree program in sustainability. David Simpson, the chair of the department of Urban and Public Affairs, discusses the new courses on UofL Today with Mark Hebert.

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Lectures highlight broad variety of humanities and science research

Lectures highlight broad variety of humanities and science research

A fall luncheon lecture series will feature University of Louisville researchers whose worksites range from Cave Hill Cemetery to a campus clinic, and whose topics range from water politics in India to animal research in Siberia.

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Urban Planning students pitch ideas to improve Louisville’s sustainability score

Urban Planning students pitch ideas to improve Louisville’s sustainability score

UofL Urban Planning grad students were tasked with helping the city of Louisville improve its 4-star rating in the Star Community Rating System, which measures sustainability.

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