Welcome a to the Department of Urban Design and Planning (UDP). Our core mission is to develop a community of inquiry, learning, and practice that helps urban regions to become more livable, just, economically effective, and environmentally sound through a democratic process of urban design and planning.
Urban Ecology Research Lab's Dr. Marina Alberti speaks to NPR on "Rethinking the Relationship Between Civilization and Nature"
Urban Planning's New Mitch Cushman Scholarship FundThe Urban Planning department received a generous bequest fromDr. Mitchell Cushmanwho received his Ph.D in Urban Planning in 1973. Dr. Cushman passed away in his home in San Diego on June 23, 2013. With his generous endowed fund, students interested in pursuing Urban Planning as a career will be eligible for valuable student support.