Welcome 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.
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Announcing the Mitch Cushman Scholarship FundThe Department of Urban Design and Planning announces the establishment of the Mitch Cushman Scholarship, made possible by a generous bequest from Dr. Mitchell Cushman. Dr. Cushman earned his Ph.D. in Urban Planning from the University of Washington in 1973. He went on to lead a successful career as a professor, teaching at the University of Arizona in Tucson, the University of Rhode Island, and the University of Texas. In 1993 he began a new career in real estate. Dr. Cushman's legacy as a teacher and member of the planning and real estate communities will continue through this scholarship, which will be used to support students in the Department of Urban Design and Planning.