Our location in Seattle puts us in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, an exciting, urban laboratory for smart growth, sustainability practices and major transportation projects. The natural and urban amenities of this region make it a lively and livable environment, ideal for learning and practicing planning, development and design.
This page contains numerous resources for prospective and enrolled students in the Department of Urban Design and Planning, from job opportunities to course syllabi and beyond.
Alumni - Where Are They Now
Interested to know what kind of jobs are available to graduates of our Master of Urban Planning program? Please review our MUP Alumni Positions list to see a representative sampling.
There are numerous resources for diversity in the Department of Urban Design and Planning and at the University of Washington campus at large:
- the Department of Urban Design and Planning has an active Diversity Committee, which is committed to serving the needs of our students.
- the Graduate School supports diversity and inclusiveness at the University of Washington in multiple and innovative ways: from support of students and departments to programming to advocacy to fostering conversation and dialogue.
- the Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP) is at the heart of the Graduate School’s commitment to expanding graduate education to everyone, with events and programming are geared toward underrepresented minority graduate students and students of color.
- UW President Ana Mari Cauce launched a Race and Equity Initiative in Spring 2015 with a challenge: that all of us — students, faculty, staff and university leadership — take personal responsibility for addressing our own biases and improving our university culture.
Regional and National Planning Resources
- City of Seattle Office of Planning & Community Development
- Puget Sound Regional Council
- American Planning Association (Washington Chapter)
- APA Young Planners Group (Puget Sound Section)
- Urban Land Institute (Northwest)
- Seattle Department of Transportation
Recommended Reading List
The Reading and Resource List contains listings of books and resources about planning, design, cities, people, urbanism, etc. It is an evolving list compiled by the Department faculty with contributions from students. Prospective and enrolled students are encouraged to read, peruse, challenge, discuss, and use resources from this list. Material with a cultural diversity component is indicated with an asterisk(*).