Master of Urban Planning

Concentrations

The purpose of the MUP concentrations is to help each student select a set of electives that together ensure a depth of expertise in at least one subfield of professional planning. Students can also opt for any of these concentrations in conjunction with the Transnational Planning Stream to enhance their career options.

Community Development for Social Justice

Community development planners seek to improve the quality of life in low-income neighborhoods, communities and countries, through empowerment, capacity building, and community-based generation of wealth and asset control. Community development embraces initiatives such as local neighborhood development planning groups, grassroots self-reliant strategies, social movements, participatory planning processes, and advocacy and equity planning. Read More...

Land Use & Transportation Planning

Land use and transportation planners prepare urban and regional comprehensive plans, resource plans, transportation plans, ordinances, and local, regional and state policies designed to shape urban development patterns, improve accessibility and reduce congestion, and mitigate the environmental impacts of development. Read More...

Local & Regional Economic Development

Professionals in the field of economic development design and implement strategies aimed at strengthening the short- and long-run economic performance and prosperity of cities and regions. They work to redress problems of local and regional economic distress, unemployment, and poverty, as well as to ensure--through the workings of a viable local economy--sufficient public sector revenues to finance community services such as schools, roads, parks, public safety and affordable housing. Read More...

Sustainable Design & Development

Sustainable design and development planning involves preparing land use plans, site plans, and urban designs that use a minimum of nonrenewable energy, produce a minimum of pollution and wastes, and cost a minimum of energy dollars, while increasing the comfort, health, and safety of residents and workers in regions, cities, urban and rural areas. Read More...