FOSS4G North America Conference (Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial) will be in San Diego, Apr 15-18, 2019

FOSS4G North America, San Diego 2019 — Early Bird Registration & Call for Papers Open

Early Bird Registration is now open (ends Jan 16th).  We have worked hard to keep costs down and we hope that our pricing shows that.  We want as many people to come San Diego for this event as possible.

Please keep submitting those Talks for FOSS4G North America in San Diego, Apr 15-18, 2019.  We have received many great submissions, and we are always look for more.

See our updated website for pricing for early bird registration & call for papers

USP honored as one of artFORM San Diego’s Top Ten: Highlights of 2018

1. We partnered with UCSD’s Urban Studies & Planning Department.  We joined them for Alleys in Action, and helped supply and build a model of Adams Avenue, exploring green infrastructure, placemaking, and community engagement.

To view the rest of artFORM’s Top Ten Highlights, click here:

Master of Arts Critical Urbanisms

Urban Studies
University of Basel
Master of Arts
Critical Urbanisms
In our rapidly changing and contested global environment, cities are becoming increasingly important: they house a majority of the world’s inhabitants and act as catalysts of social, political, economic, cultural, and ecological change. Urban Studies at the University of Basel offers a new platform for understanding these planetary transformations. Our aim is to expand the study of the urban by confronting today’s social struggles and global conflicts with the legacies of empire and with alternative practices of world-making. Our work starts from the premise that the world’s urban and environmental challenges call not only for new ways of doing but for new ways of thinking. Imagining alternative futures means rethinking the present—its historical making, its political unfolding, and the ways in which it is made sensible.
The University of Basel’s Master in Critical Urbanisms is an English-taught four-semester program that trains a new generation of graduates to think beyond divisions of urban versus rural and North versus South in order to address the complexity of urban lifeworlds in the twenty-first century. The program is founded by an internationally recognized faculty who work on and with cities and territories from a global perspective. The curriculum is structured around an interdisciplinary research studio where students work together combining humanities and social-scientific methods with visual and spatial analysis, and a semester of study and fieldwork in Cape Town, at the African Centre for Cities of the University of Cape Town, or alternatively, field work in the Global South.
Application Period: 1 February until 30 April 2019
Image: Kejetia Market, Kumasi (K. Cupers, 2018)

NAIOP San Diego 2019 Scholarship – DEADLINE EXTENDED

NAIOP San Diego’s 2019 Scholarship Application is
Now Available!

The NAIOP San Diego Foundation believes in leading the way for the next generation of commercial real estate professionals! To facilitate that growth, the Foundation offers scholarships to students at University of San Diego, UC San Diego and San Diego State University!

NAIOP San Diego Foundation is accepting applications for the following scholarships for 2019:

The Mike Philbin/Tony Badeaux Memorial Scholarship

The Mike Philbin/Tony Badeaux Memorial Scholarship Offered to NAIOP members who are enrolled at San Diego State University and are Real Estate Society members.
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The Mickey Carhart Memorial Scholarship

Offered to NAIOP members who are enrolled at the University of San Diego’s MSRE Program at the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate.
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The UCSD Scholarship

Offered to NAIOP members who are enrolled at the University of California, San Diego’s Urban Studies and Planning program.
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Application Deadline EXTENDED: JANUARY 25, 2019
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NAIOP Scholarships

SDSU West’s Measure G Passed! Now, a Deep Dive into Conceptual Plans for the Stadium Site


Friends of San Diego Architecture will begin 2019 with a presentation by Gordon Carrier. The lecture will be at NewSchool, 1249 F Street, Downtown San Diego on Saturday, January 19th, 9:30 AM. Gordon Carrier, Chairman and Design Principal of Carrier Johnson + CULTURE,  will be discussing the conceptual site planning design he lead for San Diego State University. The city and SDSU now have the task of negotiating terms for the transfer of the property, so there will be months of planning and environmental review before the roadmap is adopted. Come participate in 2019’s first public discussion of the year on this highly anticipated project.

Come early for coffee. Admission is $5, but students are free. No reservations needed. Entrance is on Park Avenue. For more information, visit

Santa Monica Economic Sustainability Initiative

Santa Monica Economic Sustainability Initiative – Santa Monica is looking for partners to co-create a holistic strategy that plans for a future economy while addressing its disruptive effects. They are hosting a webinar on January 15th at 10 AM PST. Learn more here: