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.


In Memoriam: Edward Soja (1940-2015), Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Urban Planning...


November 12, 2015
Edward Soja, longtime UCLA scholar and Urban Planning faculty member, passed away Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015 in Los Angeles at the age of 75.
November 09, 2015
Patrick Horton MA Urban Planning ’01 was recently honored for dual civilian and U.S. Coast Guard service at the Chamber of Commerce in his hometown...
November 06, 2015
By Adeney ZoUCLA Luskin Student WriterEach year a distinguished group of leaders from the public, private, and non-profit sectors is invited to...

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Tue, 12/08/2015 - 6:30pm
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