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.


Urban Planning Honors Donald Shoup and Robin Liggett...


August 05, 2015
Lois M. Takahashi, a professor of Urban Planning and Asian American studies and a noted scholar on service delivery to vulnerable populations, will...
July 15, 2015
By Amy AlbinUCLA HealthA physical education program that brings commercial-grade fitness equipment to under-resourced schools, along with a...
July 06, 2015
A sexual health study in the Dominican Republic. Federal water policy in Mexico City. A bus rapid transit line through Nairobi, Kenya.

Events Calendar

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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Wed, 11/18/2015 - 12:00pm
MURP/PhD Open House with Faculty.Wednesday, November 18, 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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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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