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