Professional Reports

Each year, UCI students in our MURP program conduct Professional Report projects as part of their graduation requirements. The Professional Report is an opportunity for students to spend approximately 6 months working on an independent, real world planning project.

Students work on a wide range of issues, including land use planning, urban design, environmental planning, community and economic development, housing, international planning, transportation planning, and others. Each student works with a faculty mentor and a professional client. The client provides real world expertise connected to the project. Students conduct the projects "pro bono"; there is no cost to clients for having students conduct a project for their firm or agency.

 Professional Report Guidelines

The Community Practicum and the Proressional Report

 

Previous Professional Reports

 

2010-2011 Professional Reports

 

Site Selection for Affordable Housing Development:An Analysis of Suitable Sites Inventories from Orange County, California
Student: Natalie Anderson
Faculty Advisor: Victoria Basolo

Map Your Neighborhood: Earthquake Preparedness Beyond Borders. James Davis, Community Outreach Promoting Emergency Preparedness (COPE)
Student: Leo Oorts
Faculty Advisor: Victoria Basolo

Main Street Corridor: Scenarios for Historic South Main Business District - Street Revitalization Plan to Link Main Street
Student: Suya Xu
Faculty Advisor: Dan Stokols
Client: Jason Ficht, ULI: Orange County/Inland Empire

Annexation of Unincorporated Islands in Orange County, California
Student: Jessica Chiu
Faculty Advisor: Joseph DiMento
Client: David Shepherd, OC Planning/OC Community Development

Improving Water Quality through Increased Participation in the OCTA M2 Tier 1 Grant Program
Student: Allyson Dong
Faculty Advisor: Joseph DiMento
Client: Garry Brown, Orange County Coastkeepers

Resource Efficiency of SmartScape Landscape
Student: Yao (Fiona) Jin
Faculty Advisor: W. Cooper
Client: Garry Brown, Guy Stivers. Stivers & Associates, Inc.

Septic System Solutions: Protecting Orange County's Groundwater Resources Resource Efficiency of SmartScape Landscape
Student: Rebecca Ziegler
Faculty Advisor: W. Cooper
Client: Greg Woodside, Orange County Water District

Developing a Framework for Sustainable Development through Community Capacity Building in International Development
Student: Jenna Tourje
Faculty Advisor: D. Feldman
Client: Morgan Bailey, UC Irvine Engineers Without Borders

Westminster’s Civic Center: Opportunities for Infill Development
Student: Natalia Verlinich
Faculty Advisor: D. Feldman
Client Chet Simmons, City of Westminster Redevelopment Agency

Communicating Science: An Analysis of Communication Between the Orange County Water District and the Public Regarding the Water Supply
Student: Amira Yousef
Faculty Advisor: D. Feldman
Client: William Cooper, UCI Urban Water Research Ctr

Promoting International Trade Opportunities for Orange County:An Evaluation of Orange County Competitiveness
Student: Yuan (Eunice) Yin
Faculty Advisor: Victoria Basolo
Client: Wallace Walrod, Orange County Business Council (OCBC)

The Intersection of Health and Housing: A Study of the Effectsof Limited Affordable Housing Opportunities in Long Beach
Student: Akil Jackson
Faculty Advisor: Tim Bruckner
Client: Susanne Brown, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

Planning and Implementation of the New Anteater Express:Irvine Spectrum/Train Station Route
Student: Chad Kim
Faculty Advisor: Tim Bruckner
Client: Tim Rudek, Shuttle Services, Associated Students-UCI

The Next Catastrophic Event: Is Orange County Ready?
Student Advisor: Dallas Augustine
Faculty Advisor: Richard Matthew
Client:Richard Matthew, Center for Unconventional Security Affairs (CUSA)

New Songdo City: A Study in Energy and Technology
Student: Benjamin Eng
Faculty Advisor: Richard Matthew

The Anonymity of the Planner: Enhancing APA's Role in Promoting the Planning Profession
Student: Chris Dominguez
Faculty Advisor: Sanjoy Mazumdar
Client: Jennifer Lilley, Orange Section, California APA

A Study and Physical Planning Proposal for Blossom Plaza Project in Downtown Chinatown
Student: Xue Ling
Faculty Advisor: Sanjoy Mazumdar
Client: Edward Huang, Community Redevelopment Agency/LA

South El Camino Real Corridor Study and Design Guidelines
Student: Ryan Potter
Faculty Advisor: Sanjoy Mazumdar
Client: Brenda Wisneski, City of San Clemente

Rethinking Transit-Oriented Development: A Planning Study of the Wrigley Marketplace at the METRO Blue Line Willow Station
Student: Charlene Angsuco
Faculty Advisor: Sarah Catz
Client: Ira Brown, City of Long Beach Planning Bureau

Jobs/Housing Fit in Orange County
Student: Inti Bohmer-Tapia
Faculty Advisor: Rodolfo Torres
Client: Linda Tang, Kennedy Commission

Promoting Effective City-Sponsored Youth Civic Engagement in Santa Ana, CA
Student: Natalia Clark
Faculty Advisor: Rodolfo Torres
Client: Gerardo Mouet, Parks & Recreation-Santa Ana

The California High-Speed Rail: Station Area Design Opportunities and Constraints
Student: Max Franco
Faculty Advisor: Doug Houston
Client: Gerhard Mayer, railLA

Assessing Multifamily Infill Capacity & Feasibility Under the Framework of SB375
Student: Justin Piper
Faculty Advisor: Doug Houston
Client: John Douglas, J. H. Douglas & Associates

Walk On: Walkability Assessment in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles
Student: Anqi Zhao
Faculty Advisor: Doug Houston
Client: Cynthia Sanchez, Proyecto Pastoral at Dolores Mission

Land Use, Gasoline Prices and Travel Behavior: The case of Southern California
Student: Koko Dillon
Faculty Advisor: Marlon Boarnet
Client: Hsi-Hwa Hu, Southern California Association of Governments

OCTA Re-Route Proposals Alternatives Analysis: Bus Transit Connectivity between UC Irvine Campus and Central Orange County.
Student: Alec Kimmel
Faculty Advisor: Marlon Boarnet
Client: Gordon Robinson, Orange County Transit Authority

A Comparison Study of Sustainability Scenario Planning Tools
Angeles

Student: Siyuan (Tom) Li
Faculty Advisor: Marlon Boarnet
Client: Vishal Bhargava, AECOM

Policy Reform and Public Transportation: A Study Focused on the Bus System in Rio de Janeiro
Student: Daniella Alcedo
Faculty Advisor: Raul Lejano
Client: Ronaldo Balassiano, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Identifying Barriers to Pedestrian Safety for Children in Santa Ana, California
Student: Kaitlin Carmody
Faculty Advisor: Ajay Garde
Client: Tova Corman, Santa Ana Unified School District

Rethinking Neighborhood Revitalization: City of Fullerton, A Study of the Maple Neighborhood
Student: David Kemnitz
Faculty: Ajay Garde
Client: Al Zelinka, Community Development, City of Fullerton

Streets from Gray into Green: Retrofitting North Alameda/Spring Street in the City of Los Angeles
Student: Qingqing(Sunny) Yi
Faculty Advisor: Ajay Garde
Client: Edward Huang, Community Redevelopment Agency/LA

Analysis of SACReD Community Coalition. Ana Urzua, Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development
Student: Christian Ponce
Faculty Advisor: Martha Feldman

City of Anaheim: Improving Affordable Housing Strategies
Student: Michelle Wong
Faculty Advisor: M. Feldman
Client: Jonathan Borrego, City of Anaheim Planning Department

Increasing Support for Affordable Homes in South Orange County
Student: Raye Gould
Faculty Advisor: Ken Chew
Client: Eduardo Moreno Cerezo, Mission Hospital

Exploring Informality in Chinese Urbanization: A Case Study of Tiantongyuan
Student: Lauren Grabowski
Faculty Advisor: Ken Chew
Client: Liya Yang, Renmin University, Beijing

Transit-Oriented Development Parking Policies: Strategies for
Limiting Greenhouse Gases

Student: Mayank Patel
Faculty Advisor: Ken Chew
Client: Iris Starr, City of Oakland

Upgrade Orange County Industry Clusters by Promoting International Trade (OCCORD)
Student: Yinan Liu
Faculty Advisor: Luis Suarez-Villa
Client: Wallace Walrod, Orange County Business Council

Age-Qualified Housing: Identifying Demand and Buyer Preference in the Orange County Housing Market
Student: Ryan Mordahl
Faculty Advisor: Luis Suarez-Villa
Client: John Martin, Martin and Associates

The Role of Pudong New Area in Leading Shanghai in the Global City Competition
Student: Giselle Su
Faculty Advisor: Luis Suarez-Villa
Client: David A. Smith, UCI Social Sciences

Downtown Encinitas Parking Strategy
Student: Kevin Wyrauch
Faculty Advisor: Sarah Catz
Client: Dody Crawford, Downtown Encinitas Mainstreet Association