John Friedmann, the ‘Father of Urban Planning,’ Dies at 91

World-renowned urban theorist was a central figure in founding what later became the UCLA Luskin Department of Urban Planning

UCLA Luskin Urban Planning Students Help Solve Real-World Problems

At Urban Planning's annual springtime welcome day and networking event, MURP students showcase their research in capstone projects designed to help clients

Responding to the Call in a ‘Post-Truth’ World

UCLA Luskin organizes a daylong exercise of teaching and learning in response to uncertainty and fear related to new U.S. presidential administration

UCLA Urban Planning Coffee Mixer with Vinit Mukhija - DTLA

Meet incoming urban planning department chair, Vinit Mukhija, and mingle at the monthly downtown UP coffee mixer. Alumni, students, and staff are all welcome!

Counterpoint: Alumni Perspective on 'Informal Cities'

As a planner for Los Angeles County, Jonathan P. Bell MA UP '05 has a different view of "informal" activities like street vending and unpermitted housing.

Vinit Mukhija

Vinit Mukhija is a Professor and Department Chair…

New Book Co-edited by Urban Planning Professors Explores “Informal Urbanism”

"Informal American City: Beyond Taco Trucks and Day Labor" by Vinit Mukhija and Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris released in June