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The Planning and Architecture Research Group (P+ARG) is an organization created by and for the doctoral students at Taubman College. Our main purpose is to enhance the academic and social experiences of research students in the college. We seek to foster a sense of community and sustain an exchange of ideas among planning and architecture students as well as others interested in issues of the built environment. We organize casual social events, conversation forums, and workshops for sharing research across disciplines through which students get a chance to improve their own scholarship and receive constructive feedback from their peers. The group has also served as a platform from which to approach institutional leaders and administrators with our aspirations and concerns as a student body. In addition to our conferences, we are best known for our Emerging Voices series, which has brought many outstanding scholars to campus since its inception in 2009. Most recently, we have produced Viral Solitude, an e-zine showcasing creative reflection from across the college.

Co-Coordinators (2019 - 2020)

  • Bader AlBader
  • Christine Hwang
  • Taru


If you would like more information about involvement, contact parg-taub@umich.edu

P+ARG is a Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop and open to individuals studying the built environment and urbanism at the University of Michigan.

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Housing, Community, and Economic Development
Land Use and Environmental Planning
Physical Planning and Design
Transportation Planning
Global and Comparative Planning