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

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Luskin Urban Planner Receives American Planning Association Scholarship Graduate student Ana Bonilla awarded APA’s Judith McManus Price Scholarship for 2016

Graduate student Ana Bonilla awarded APA’s Judith McManus Price Scholarship for 2016

Children run in the streets of a Mexico City neighborhood as part of the peatoniños project, with streets closed for two hours of play time. Photo courtesy of Laboratorio Para La Ciudad.

A Summer Spent Tackling Global Challenges International Practice Pathway blogs provide a look at life abroad for UCLA Luskin’s Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning students

International Practice Pathway blogs provide a look at life abroad for UCLA Luskin’s Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning students

Ananya Roy, the director of the Institute on Inequality and Democracy, teaches a class at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. Photo by Roberto Gudino, Jr.

On the Meaning of Inequality and Poverty In a post written for the Social Science Research Council’s website, the director of UCLA Luskin School’s Institute on Inequality and Democracy calls for revived attention to the concept of poverty

In a post written for the Social Science Research Council’s website, the director of UCLA Luskin’s Institute on Inequality and Democracy calls for revived attention to the concept of poverty

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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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