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Univ. of Illinois - Chicago Student Organization Receives APA's Award

Wednesday, March 21, 2018  
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We are very proud to announce that the UI-Chicago's Urban Planning & Policy Student Association (UPPSA) was selected as the winner of the 2018 APA Outstanding Planning Student Organization Award in the Best Practices category.

In 2017, UPPSA organized over 30 events in the following categories: professional, collaboration, academic, philantropy, and social.

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The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning promotes education, research, service and outreach in the United States and throughout the world by seeking to:

  • recognize diverse needs and interests in planning;
  • improve and enhance the accreditation process, and;
  • strengthen the role of planning education in colleges and universities through publications, conferences, and community engagement;
  • extend planning beyond the classroom into the world of practice.


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