Department of Urban Planning

About the Department

The UCLA Department of Urban Planning is at the intersection of unique academic, regional, geographic, and professional resources that creates a learning environment unlike any other. Los Angeles, one of the most culturally diverse and exciting urban settings in the world, serves as a unique laboratory for faculty and students to study and solve urban issues and problems. The world-class faculty in the department—nationally and internationally recognized scholars and leaders in community development, environmental planning, housing, land development, regional and international development, transportation, and urban design—prepare master’s and doctoral degree students to address the social, economic, and spatial relationships that shape society.


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October 02, 2015
By Adeney ZoUCLA Luskin Student WriterLos Angeles and San Francisco stand as the two major metropolises of California, but increasing differences in...
September 30, 2015
Urban Planning professor Paavo Monkkonen is attracting attention in the media for his work on a new report commissioned by the home-sharing service...
August 05, 2015
Lois M. Takahashi, a professor of Urban Planning and Asian American studies and a noted scholar on service delivery to vulnerable populations, will...

Events Calendar

Sat, 11/14/2015 - 9:30am
Attend a series of workshops to strengthen your UCLA Urban Planning application.  Come see for yourself why UCLA is not just one of the top planning programs in the nation, but a trusted partner in the community for social justice.Activities include: social justice tour,...
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Wed, 11/18/2015 - 12:00pm
MURP/PhD Open House with Faculty.Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 12:00 - 8:00pm*12:00 – 12:30pm | Registration12:30 – 1:50pm | Lunch & Program2:00 – 3:15pm | Course Visits3:30 – 4:30pm | Research Presentations5:00 – 6:00pm | Student Panel6:00 – 8:00pm | Reception with Faculty*Participants may...
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Tue, 12/08/2015 - 6:30pm
Meet current students, and get a step-by-step guide to the application process.Click here to RSVP. Light dinner provided. For other events visit:
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