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...


November 05, 2014
 By Alejandra Reyes-Velarde, UCLA Luskin student writerAs part of the Season of Service series, which highlights projects that aid underserved...
November 03, 2014
 By Angel Ibanez, UCLA Luskin student writerDr. Susanna Hecht, professor of Urban Planning, has been honored as the winner of this year's Elinor...
October 30, 2014
 By Angel Ibanez, UCLA Luskin student writerFor over 15 years, the Senior Fellows Leadership Program has been helping to prepare students for...

Events Calendar

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 5:30pm
As he walked into Central High School in September 1957, Terrence Roberts MSW '70 knew he was making history. But he could not have known the lasting impact his steps would have on our national conversation about race.Roberts is one of the "Little Rock Nine," a group of African American students...
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Sat, 12/06/2014 - 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, statement of purpose...
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