Taubman College

Faculty Awards & Recognition

Selected recent faculty awards and invited lecturers - Spring 2014


Robert Goodspeed

Co-PI research project "Assessing Information Needs and Developing Tools for Great Lakes Ecosystem Management"


Maria Arquero

Design Awards

  • 2014 Boston Society of Architects Design Awards, Unbuilt Architecture and Design to MAde-studio. Citation for Liquid Planning Detroit.
  • 2013 Michigan AIA Honor Award, Unbuilt Work to MAde-studio for A Dozen Playgrounds.
  • 2013 Michigan AIA Honor Award, Unbuilt Work to MAde-studio & PLY Architecture for îEastside Recreation Center, Ypsilanti

Exhibitions of Design Work

  • 2013 Great Lakes Cities on the Shore: Representing Shoreline Dynamics for Policy Making
  • Research on the City Exhibit 2012, Liberty Research Annex, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

Grants Awarded

  • 2014 Transforming Learning for a Third Century (TLTC), University of Michigan.
  • Action-base and Experiential Learning Pedagogy: Initiative involving three courses in the programs of Architecture and Urban and Regional Planning.
  • Cleveland Design Lab: Applied Urban Regional Studies in the Great Lakes Region,î with Assistant Professor Jen Maigret (Taubman College).
  • 2013 Water Center Grant, University of Michigan
  • Restoring, Retrofitting, and recoupling Michiganís Great Lakes Shorelands
  • Contribution: Visualization of Water Dynamics for Scenario Development in Participatory Planning Process
  • Research Team: Richard Norton (Principal Investigator, Taubman College), Joe VanderMeulen (LIAA); David Bieri, Lan Deng and Jen Maigret (Taubman College); Lorelle Meadows (College of Engineering); Paul Webb (SNRE); Guy Meadows (Michigan Technological University); and R.Wuycheck and Alisa Gonzales (MDEQ).
  • 2013 Research on the City Grant, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
  • Great Lakes Cities on the Shore: Representing Complex Shoreline Dynamics for Policy Making
  • Research Team: Assistant Professor Jen Maigret (Taubman College), Lorelle Meadows (College of Engineering), and Richard Norton (Taubman College).

Invited Lectures

  • 2013 Spatializing Territorial Dynamics: The cases of the Bioceanic Corridor and HydroAysen in Chile. The South American Project Symposium. Biennale of Architecture, Buenos Aires. Together with Prof A. Bosch.
  • 2013 CartografÌas proyectivas: la instrumentalizacion del lugar. School of Architecture. Talca University, Chile.

Visiting Professorship

  • 2013 Visiting Professor in the Master of Landscape Architecture (MAPA), School of Architecture, Design and Urban Studies, Pontifical Catholic University, Santiago de Chile.


Eric Dueweke, Jonathan Levine

2013 MAP Outstanding Student Project Award


Eric Dueweke, Margi Dewar & 9 Students

2013 AICP Student Project Award for Applied Research


Lesli Hoey

Michigan Meeting, Rackham Graduate School, to hold a conference May 2015 on Food Sovereignty: Construction of an International Sustainable Food Movement, with other University of Michigan collaborators John Vandermeer, Ivette Perfecto, Catherine Badgley, Andy Jones, Jennifer Blesh, Regina Baucom, Mark Wilson, Joe Trumpey, Karen Peters, Amy Schulz, Barbara Israel, Sarah Besky, and Gerald Smith

U. Michigan, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT), Gilbert Whitaker Fund for the Improvement of Teaching

Transforming Learning for a Third Century (TLTC) Quick Wins grant

Clarence S. Stein Institute for Urban and Landscape Studies award


Martin Murray

2013: Honorable Mention, Global Studies Division, Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), for City of Extremes: The Spatial Politics of Johannesburg

2012: African Studies Association, Melville J. Herskovits Award, Finalist/Honorable Mention, for City of Extremes: The Spatial Politics of Johannesburg, November.


Richard Norton

Invited lecture: Invited by the European Union Center for Excellence, the Center for European Studies, the Global Legal Studies Center (UW Law School), and the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to lecture on "Planning, Law, and Property Rights: A U.S.-European Contemplation."

Research award: Combined awards from the University of Michigan Water Center, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, and the Kresge Foundation totaling $486,000 to study the use of collaborative, scenario-based planning processes in Great Lakes coastal Michigan localities to manage shoreland areas in the face of climate change.

Elected as Vice President of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law, and Property Rights


Jonathan Levine

Invited Lectures

  • Keynote speaker, Delaware Complete Communities Summit, Dover, DE 2014. Regulatory Barriers to Complete Communities.
  • Melvin Webber Memorial Lecture. 19th Annual University of California Transportation Center Conference. University of California, Los Angeles. ìAccessibility Evaluation in Transportation and Land-Use Planning. 2013

Grants Awarded

  • Sustainable Transportation for a 3rd Century: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Addressing the Last Mile Problem for Enhanced Accessibility. Office of the University of Michigan (Global Challenges for a Third Century Phase 1 grant program). $299,878. Co-PI. 2013-
  • Accessibility Evaluation from Laboratory to Practice. NEXTRANS, Region V University Transportation Center. United States Department of Transportation. $150,000. 2013-
  • Information and Transportation Choices, Long- and Short-Term, that Link Sustainability and Livability. NEXTRANS, Region V. University Transportation Center. United States Department of Transportation. NEXTRANS, Region V. University Transportation Center. United States Department of Transportation. $92,262. 2013-
  • Standardized Metrics for Accessibility: Establishing a Federal Policy-Relevant Knowledge Base. $94,147. Co-PI, with Joe Grengs, PI. 2013-