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2021 Urban Expo Ceremony and Student Projects 

On Thursday, March 11, 2021, UC San Diego's Urban Studies and Planning Department VIRTUALLY hosted the 31st Annual Urban Expo Awards ceremony.  Watch to see the over 20 awards given to students for their work on their senior project and achievement within the Department of USP.  The Project Galleries are composed of posters, papers, and media created from by students for their senior projects. 

The Expo is a unique event that brings together students, faculty, staff, and the San Diego community to celebrate the research capstone projects of Urban Studies & Planning and Real Estate & Development graduating students.

Student Research Exhibits Focus on:

  • Real Estate & Development
  • Architecture & Urban Design
  • Community & Economic Development
  • Environment
  • Housing
  • Infrastructure and Public Facilities,
  • Public Health, Safety and Welfare
  • Transportation Planning
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Here is the link to view past award Expo Winners. 


Project Galleries

2021 Urban Expo Ceremony

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2021 RED Student Projects

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2021 USP Student Projects

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2021 Urban Expo Award Recipients

Academic Distinction Award
Enrique Arcilla (USP)
Xinyi Huang (USP)

Kacie Ting (RED)

Meritorious Community Service Award

Alex Reep (USP)

Katharina Shultz (RED)

Health and Human Services Award
Allyn Reyes

Hannah Kreitman

Pete Georgiou Award for Service to USP
Samaya Elder

Pete Georgiou Award for Service to RED
Kristine Shen

Placemaking Award
Natalie Tran

Emerging Scholar Award
Liz Laing 
Justin Kim

Emerging Leader Award
Anna Dan

Patrick Goeller 

Emerging Innovator Award
Manu Agnihotri

Distinguished USP Senior Research Project
Samaya Elder

RED Distinguished Capstone
Davis Karp
Kristine Shen
Katharina Shultz

Logan Swanson

Digital Media Awards
Samaya Elder (1st Place)
Griffen Dempsey (2nd Place)
Kacie Ting (3rd Place)

USP Poster Awards
Samantha Diaz (1st place)
Natalie Godinez (2nd Place)

Stephanie Torres (3rd Place)