The UCLA Department of Urban Planning is at the intersection of unique academic, regional, geographic and professional resources that create 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

Nicole Lambrou

FIRST YEAR PHD STUDENT

Welcome to our new PhD students! Click on the photo to learn more about all of our doctoral students.

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

In Pursuit of Misdemeanor Justice UCLA Luskin researchers selected for nationwide Research Network on Misdemeanor Justice will focus on Los Angeles

UCLA Luskin researchers Michael Stoll and Michael Lens, selected for nationwide Research Network on Misdemeanor Justice, will focus on Los Angeles

L.A.’s Economic Slide: A Who-Done-It Written Over Several Decades UCLA Luskin's Michael Storper and Zev Yaroslavsky unravel the past and future of the city at Town Hall Los Angeles gathering

UCLA Luskin professor Michael Storper and former county supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky unravel the past and future of the city at Town Hall Los Angeles gathering

A Case of Arrested Development UCLA faculty members join the discussion on an upcoming city ballot measure that could block big development projects in Los Angeles for two years

UCLA faculty members join the discussion on an upcoming city ballot measure that could block big development projects in Los Angeles for two years

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Contact

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

Vinit Mukhija
Department Chair
vmukhija@ucla.edu
(310) 794-4478

Julie Heinrich
Assoc Dir, Admissions and Recruitment
julie@luskin.ucla.edu
(310) 825-8957

Carmen Mancha
Administrative Specialist
cmancha@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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