Celebrating the New Department of Community & Regional Planning
Please join us for an evening
celebrating the students, community partners, and university supporters
of the recently established
Department of Community and Regional Planning
of the College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs
Thursday, May 10th
Center on Main, 1020 Main Street, Boise, 83702
5:00pm – Meet & Greet
5:30pm – Welcome
5:40pm – Sumner Sharpe, FAICP, Planner-in-Practice
6:00pm – Community Research
6:30pm – Student Presentations
Please RSVP by May 1:
Amanda Johnson – email@example.com – 208.426.2605
View the Event Flyer
Department of Community & Regional Planning
Urban West Revisited — Book Signing
Urban West Revisited: Governing Cities in Uncertain Times is a revision of an acclaimed 1990s study, updated and colorfully illustrated with more than 200 photos and graphics. The softbound volume sells for $29.95 at sspa.boisestate.edu/publications/.
The book also will be available for purchase at the Center on Main, 1020 W. Main St. in Boise, from 5:30-8 p.m. on First Thursday, April 5. The event, titled “A Celebration of Cities,” will feature a book signing by authors Stephanie Witt, professor of public policy and administration, and James Weatherby, emeritus associate professor of public policy, as well as free trolley tours of the Mercantile District led by historian Jacey Brain. Tours depart from the center at 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Participants will receive a book, a tour and a colorful tour brochure in exchange for a $25 donation to the College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs.
Taste of Boise
Looking to satisfy a sweet tooth? Then look no further. The bi-annual Taste of Boise will be featuring the sweetest treats in town. From cakes to cookies, this Sweet Taste of Boise lets you sample goodies from a variety of local restaurants.
The event will take place on First Thursday, March 1st, 2012, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Boise State University Center on Main, located at 1020 W. Main St. in the Alaska Building.
Taste of Boise is a fundraising event that supports student participation in national and regional PRSSA conferences. Local restaurants are providing a variety of Boise’s sweetest cuisines for the evening, which can be sampled for $1 each. Along with delicious treats, visitors can enjoy artwork created by Boise State University students as well as live music.
“We are really excited to add a new twist to Taste of Boise this spring. Taste of Boise is a great opportunity for students to reach out to the community. That is so important to us. It’s very rewarding to be able to help our local businesses gain exposure here in the Treasure Valley,” says Event Coordinator Max Forkner. “We are always so impressed by what the Boise restaurant community brings to the table. We couldn’t do this without their support and generosity.”
Satisfy your craving for confections at this spring’s “Sweet” Taste of Boise. For further information regarding Taste of Boise, contact Max Forkner at firstname.lastname@example.org or find PRSSA on Facebook at facebook.com/prssa.bsu.
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About PRSSA at Boise State University
PRSSA at Boise State University is a chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America, the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communication. PRSSA serves Idaho and the public relations profession by developing highly qualified, well‐prepared professionals through enhanced education, hands-on experience, and professional development opportunities.
Students Document Boise’s Urban Cultures
Students Document Boise’s Urban Cultures:
Locating “City Diversity” and “Great Good Places” in the City of Trees
Join us as students and faculty present their work and discuss its importance in our city.
Saturday, December 10, 2011 from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Boise State’s Center on Main in the Alaska Building at 1020 W. Main Street
Everyone is invited to the drop-in event!
View the Flyer
Classic works in urban studies, Jane Jacobs’s The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961) and Ray Oldenburg’s The Great Good Place (1989) created benchmarks for the evaluation of a city’s “livability.”
Discussions of the New Urbanism draw, at least in part, on these works to reinforce the need for diversity, common ground and informal spaces in the urban mosaic.
Students in the College of Social Science and Public Affairs at Boise State have used various research strategies: written ethnographies, mapping, interviewing, still photography and video documentation to capture the diverse uses of our shared urban space.
Please join us as students and faculty present their work and discuss its importance in our city.
For more information, please contact Bob McCarl at 208-283-4108.