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.

For more than 40 years, UCLA’s Department of Urban Planning has been a leading center of innovation and action. We are consistently ranked among the nation’s top planning programs.  We study urgent and topical issues at multiple scales and using interdisciplinary approaches — from local community development in Southern California to global environmental degradation.

Who We Are

Phoebe Brauer

STUDENT

With Nobel Peace Laureate
Professor Muhammad Yunus at Soka University in Japan.

Cynthia Guzman

ALUMNA (MURP ’12)

Appointed to the California Board for
Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists.

Brian Taylor

FACULTY

Named one of the Top 10
Transportation Thought Leaders in Academia 2016

Academic Programs

A two-year professional-degree program focused on the role of cities and urban space located in one of the world’s truly global cities — Los Angeles.

Dual-degree programs with the following other graduate programs on the UCLA campus:  architecture, business, Latin American Studies, law and public health.

A four-year academic program in which students develop the research skills and experience to produce influential scholarship and secure jobs at leading research institutions.

A minor in Urban and Regional Studies that offers undergraduates a means of understanding and addressing urban and regional issues from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Specializations that provide graduate students with additional expertise in the following areas:  Design and Development, Food Studies, Global Public Affairs, Sustainability, Urban Humanities and Writing.

Programs for visitors to the Department of Urban Planning including graduate student researchers, international professionals, non-degree-objective students and post-doctoral scholars.

News

A new study by UCLA Luskin researchers recommends more parks in L.A. County for senior citizens. Flickr/Waltarrrr

Not a Walk in the Park In new study, UCLA Luskin Urban Planning and Social Welfare scholars recommend park planning with consideration for the needs of senior citizens of L.A. County

In new study, UCLA Luskin Urban Planning and Social Welfare scholars recommend park planning with consideration for the needs of senior citizens of L.A. County

A group of Luskin MURP students studied the Tacubaya neighborhood of Mexico City in the fall 2015 and winter 2016 quarters.

Planning a New Future for Tacubaya UCLA Luskin Urban Planning students use their capstone project to provide guidance to Mexico City as it re-envisions one of its neighborhoods

UCLA Luskin Urban Planning students use their capstone project to provide guidance to Mexico City as it re-envisions one of its neighborhoods

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Gentrification, Growth or Something in Between? UCLA Urban Planners’ report on the impact of cultural revitalization efforts on L.A.’s Gallery Row and adjacent Skid Row is named ‘Best Paper’ by Town Planning Review

UCLA Urban Planners’ report on the impact of cultural revitalization efforts on L.A.’s Gallery Row and adjacent Skid Row is named ‘Best Paper’ by Town Planning Review

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Connect With Us

Department of Urban Planning
Luskin School of Public Affairs
University of California Los Angeles
3250 Public Affairs Building
Box 951666
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1656
phone: (310) 825-4025
fax: (310) 206-5566
upinfo@luskin.ucla.edu

Evelyn Blumenberg
Department Chair
eblumenb@ucla.edu
(310) 903-3305

Jennifer Choy
Associate Director of Admissions
and Recruitment
jchoy@luskin.ucla.edu
(310) 825-8957

Katherine Vo
Administrative Specialist
kvo@luskin.ucla.edu
(310) 825-4025

Robin McCallum
Management Services Officer
robin@luskin.ucla.edu
(310) 206-7150

Alexis Oberlander
Graduate Advisor
alexis@luskin.ucla.edu
(310) 825-7331

Stan Paul
Undergraduate Advisor
paul@luskin.ucla.edu
(310) 206-8966

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