This Annual Report provides details on the activity of the Arizona MDP program in academic year 2018-2019, and includes numerous live links to the MDP website. Brief articles cover summer practicums, community engagement, faculty activities, special events, curriculum, and alumni relations.

Post date: Thu, 08/22/2019 - 16:14

Help us congratulate those that successfully defended their PhD dissertations over the summer!

Mona Arora defended in mid-July.  Her dissertation was titled "Enhancing Public Health Response to Health Impacts of Climate Change: Needs, Gaps, and Opportunities.”

Gigi Owen defended early August.  Her dissertation was titled "Evaluating Effectiveness in Climate Change Adaptation and Socially-Engaged Climate Research."

Qing Zhong... Read more

Post date: Mon, 08/19/2019 - 12:10

On topics ranging from agricultural practices in Kenya and Mexico, to environmental protection in The Bahamas and Sierra Leone, to refugee services in Arizona, the food supply in Cambodia, and human rights in Haiti, this year's graduates of the MDP Program presented their work at a poster session on May 3, 2019. 

See below for the program and click on the links above to view the posters. 

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Post date: Mon, 05/06/2019 - 11:37

Spring 2019 Newsletter of the University of Arizona School of Geography and Development (SGD)

Post date: Mon, 03/25/2019 - 11:33


Natalie Lucas is a triple alumna of the University of Arizona, having earned a Master’s in Development Practice (MDP) in 2015 as well as a BA degree in Philosophy, Politics, Economics & Law and a BS degree in Environmental Sciences in 2013. In this first edition of... Read more

Post date: Tue, 03/12/2019 - 15:21


Come learn how to make online maps and applications using the latest technology by the world's leading GIS company, Esri.  No experience necessary, just bring your own laptop and be prepared to learn and be amazed at what you can create by the end of our workshop.... Read more

Post date: Wed, 02/27/2019 - 12:31

Arizona Daily Star features UA community garden's exceptional work in article. See link for full story: https://tucson.... Read more

Post date: Mon, 02/25/2019 - 15:16

Going All City is a book about traversing the urban environment and navigating everyday violence as a member of L.A.'s graffiti subculture. You can access the website by this link:


Post date: Mon, 02/18/2019 - 11:17

“Most people I speak with about sustainable development think that crumbling infrastructure, social injustice, and entrenched poverty are things that happen 'out there'.  They aren't present in the U.S. because we've already solved those issues,” says Chris Mazzarella.

But, of course, he is quick to add, that is not at all the case. “Southern Arizona is one of the most impoverished regions of the U.S., existing... Read more

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