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...


October 15, 2014
 By Alejandra Reyes-Velarde, UCLA Luskin student writerUrban Planning alumnus Jonathan Pacheco Bell will be leading a professional etiquette...
October 15, 2014
By Sarah Rothbard/Zocalo Public SquareThis year, GQ called downtown Los Angeles “America’s next great city” and “the cool capital of America.”  ...
October 07, 2014
 UCLA Luskin’s Department of Urban Planning has been ranked No. 4 in North America, according to the latest survey of the nation’s top graduate...

Events Calendar

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:30pm
Come join the IPP Student Panel to find out more about the students' work experiences in Asia, and IPP fellowship opportunities for summer 2015.   Register at   Contact: Izabela at    
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Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:00am
Our latest report will provide Los Angeles County nonprofit executive directors, board members, and fund-raisers with a useful guide to what is known and what matters when it comes to individual giving and informs donors to better understand the patterns, effects, and challenges of...
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Tue, 10/28/2014 - 12:15pm
How is Los Angeles addressing homelessness among youth? Come hear from experts in research, policy, and direct services for homeless youth and learn about what you can do to help.    Moderated by: Michelle Talley, LCSW, UCLA Social Welfare Field Faculty   Panelists include:
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Tue, 10/28/2014 - 5:00pm
For more info and to RSVP  Reception to follow Check out Jaime Lerner's new book, "Urban Acupuncture": Contact:Izabela Chmielewska,  Sponsored by: Department of Urban Planning
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