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.


UCLA Luskin Urban Planners take top honors at Bank of America competition...


April 22, 2015
By Angel Ibanez UCLA Luskin Student Writer  For Viviana Franco, the lack of green space in communities was something she noticed early in her...
April 16, 2015
Professor Donald Shoup and UCLA Luskin have launched a Kickstarter-style campaign to raise $50,000 to support student fellowships by May 30.Join the...
April 07, 2015
 By Adeney ZoUCLA Luskin Student Writer