Faculty in the School of Architecture & Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have elected Lingqian (Ivy) Hu to serve as chair of school’s internationally recognized department of urban planning.

“I am humbled to take on this leadership role of the Urban Planning department,” Hu said. “Our Master of Urban Planning degree was just re-accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board for another seven years, making this an ideal time to focus on its continued success and plan for its future.

Lingqian (Ivy) Hu
“A vote of confidence from leading voices in urban-planning education is proof that our department has far-reaching influence in urban planning education and professional practice. Our influence has grown through partnerships with stakeholders, place-making of neighborhoods, and expanding design possibilities for communities where our alumni live and work in Wisconsin and around the world. I will serve the faculty and students to strengthen these connections.”

“Ivy has been a valuable addition to Urban Planning, and will provide energetic and thoughtful leadership to the department,” said School of Architecture & Urban Planning Dean Bob Greenstreet.

Hu received her Bachelor of Planning degree from Nanjing University in China and a Master of Planning and doctorate in Policy, Planning, and Development from the University of Southern California. As an associate professor of urban planning, Hu teaches courses on transportation and land use planning, urban development theories, and transportation and GIS.

Research & scholarship
Professor Hu’s work has focused on the interrelationship between transportation and land use, particularly on the spatial, social and environmental impacts of planning. Since joining UWM in 2010, she has published more than 30 journal articles and book chapters.

About the School of Architecture & Urban Planning
UW-Milwaukee’s School of Architecture & Urban Planning (SARUP) is a vibrant community busy exploring opportunities for making, planning and building. Approximately 600 students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels engage in real-world problem solving while also inventing approaches for projects yet to be imagined. Whether you are creating the future or working to change the world today, SARUP provides the space and faculty to support your agenda.

About UWM
Recognized as one of the nation’s 115 top research universities, UW-Milwaukee provides a world-class education to 25,000 students from 91 countries on a budget of $653 million. Its 14 schools and colleges include Wisconsin’s only schools of architecture, freshwater sciences and public health, and it is a leading educator of nurses and teachers. UW-Milwaukee partners with leading companies to conduct joint research, offer student internships and serve as an economic engine for southeastern Wisconsin. The Princeton Review named UW-Milwaukee a 2018 “Best Midwestern” university based on overall academic excellence and student reviews, and the Sierra Club has recognized it as Wisconsin’s leading sustainable university.