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 50 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
THIRD YEAR PHD STUDENT
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ALUMNA (MA UP ’96)
President at Solutions Division, for Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
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Founding Director of the Institute on Inequality and Democracy
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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.
The Urban School of Sciences Po (Paris) and the Urban Planning Department at UCLA (Los Angeles), two of the most highly rated programs in urbanism, policies, governance and urban planning in the world, have launched a new dual master’s degree program.
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.
The Department of Urban Planning welcomes applications to be a Visiting Scholar, a Visiting Graduate Researcher, or a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Luskin School of Public Affairs.
Eight with ties to the Luskin School are among 40 honored by the UCLA Alumni Association.
Also at Luskin
Department of Urban Planning
Luskin School of Public Affairs
University of California Los Angeles
3250 Public Affairs Building
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1656
Phone: (310) 825-4025
Fax: (310) 206-5566
Assoc Dir, Admissions and Recruitment
Academic Program Coordinator