APA Professional Study Tour to London
Sunday, June 15–Friday, June 20, 2014
APA's London Study Tour explored the first great city of the modern world from a planner's point of view. Planners discovered the challenges and complexity, trials and triumphs of planning for a global city.
The tour examined new spaces in old places, large-scale urban regeneration, integrated transportation systems, public and private realms in an urban center, preparing for Olympic Games and what comes after, managing water resources, and planning for resilience in a densely populated metropolitan area.
APA's Planning Foundation funded three $2,500 scholarships for APA student members participating in the London Study Tour:
Lance Larios, University of Oklahoma
Areej Sabzwari, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Mimi Morisaki, San Diego State University
The students wrote about their tour experiences for APA's Sustaining Places blog.