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...


May 22, 2015
 The following message was sent to the UCLA community today from Chancellor Gene D. Block:To the UCLA Community: I am sad to announce the...
May 15, 2015
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May 12, 2015
By Alejandra Reyes-VelardeLuskin Student WrtierA helicopter hovered over Jesus Palalia’s neighborhood, shining the light over him as he walked home...

Events Calendar

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 12:00pm
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Wed, 11/11/2015 - 12:00pm
MURP/PhD Open House with Faculty.Wednesday, November 11, 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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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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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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