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Wendy Fewster, a 2016 graduate of the Wilder School's Master of Urban and Regional Planning program, is executive director of Richmond Region Energy Alliance. The image on her laptop shows the difference an attic hatch cover can make on energy efficiency.
News / July 24, 2017

Wilder School Spotlight: Meet Wendy Fewster

Wendy Fewster, a 2016 graduate of the Wilder School’s Master of Urban and Regional Planning program, is energized about her job as the executive director of Richmond Region Energy Alliance.

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News / July 19, 2017

Wilder School Adjunct Nominated for DOD Post

Guy B. Roberts, an adjunct faculty member of the Wilder School who teaches in the Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness program, will be nominated as an assistant secretary of defense for nuclear, chemical and biological defense programs in the Department of Defense.

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This map shows the pattern of how retail and service jobs are heavily located in the suburban areas of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico counties (shown in blue) while affordable housing (in brown and tan) is concentrated in the Southside and east end of the city, close-in suburban neighborhoods, and rural and small town areas on the fringe of the Richmond metro area.
News / July 13, 2017

Wilder School Study Finds Affordable Housing Not Located Near Available Jobs in the Richmond Region

A new report issued by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University finds that affordable housing isn’t located near available jobs in the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Eric Barton
News / June 29, 2017

Fellowship Provides First-Hand Experience for Wilder Student

Eric Barton (H&S ‘13), a second-year public administration student, has been selected to participate in an intense eight-week internship within the state’s executive branch.

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John Mahoney,Ph.D., at the Spring 2016 Wilder School Graduation Ceremony on May 16.
News / June 21, 2017

The Wilder School Bids Farewell to John Mahoney

On June 30, John Mahoney, Ph.D., a longtime administrator, associate professor and assistant dean for undergraduate academic affairs at the Wilder School will retire. His departure will conclude a career spanning more than three decades—including 34 years in higher education and 29 years as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Naval Reserves.

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News / June 8, 2017

The Latest News from the Wilder School Faculty

Stay up to date on the latest news from the Wilder School faculty.

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A visit to the James River Park Pipeline Walkway was among the stops made by students and professors from the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany during their stay in Richmond.
News / June 21, 2017

Wilder School Hosts German Planning Students

For the fourth year, students from the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany recently spent a week with their counterparts at the Wilder School learning about the American planning system.

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News / June 19, 2017

Wilder School, VCU School of Medicine Receive PeRQ Fund Award

In a first collaboration of its type between the two schools, the Wilder School’s Center for Urban and Regional Analysis and the VCU School of Medicine have received a Presidential Research Quest Fund award.

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Sarah Jane Brubaker, Ph.D., is the inaugural recipient of the Kathleen S. Lowney Mentoring Award.
News / June 13, 2017

Brubaker Receives Inaugural Mentorship Award

Sarah Jane Brubaker, Ph.D., an associate professor and chair of the Wilder School’s Public Policy and Administration program, has received the first-ever Kathleen S. Lowney Mentoring Award.

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Blythe Bowman Balestrieri, Ph.D., poses in the Law Library at the Richmond City Justice Center.
News / June 2, 2017

Balestrieri Recognized for Work in Richmond City's Jail Library

Blythe Bowman Balestrieri, associate professor of criminal justice at the Wilder School, was recently featured for her work as a law librarian at the Richmond City Justice Center.

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