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Student Profiles and Work

MUPP students create exceptional works every semester in courses, internships, and for their Masters Projects and theses. Click on the links below to learn more about our students, what brought them to planning (and UIC's MUPP program), and where they see themselves going, as well as examples of their work.

headshotJoel Benedetti
Economic Development
headshotMarcella Bondie Keenan
Environmental Planning
headshotJohn Carlisle
Economic Development
headshotBrianna Ceglia
Environmental Planning
headshotChris Fahey
Environmental Planning
headshotIrwing Gama
Community Development
headshotMichael Kaplan
Economic Development
headshotSamantha Kearney
Spatial Planning & Design
headshotSarah Kellerman
Spatial Planning & Design
Jacob Kosior
Economic Development
headshotAna Legoretta Vallejo
Economic Development
headshotCharles E. Oyibo
Economic Development
Caroline Rendon
First year MUPP
headshotJane Wilberding
Economic Development
headshotAnna Wolf
Environmental Planning

Archived work

Ethan Brown
Economic Development

Robin Buell
Spatial Planning

Abby Crisostomo
Community Development

Jack Eskin
Economic Development

Will Gillespie
Spatial Planning

Zhaolong Li
Economic Development

Jessica Page
Economic Development

Rachel Ressler
Globalization & Int'l Planning

Elizabeth Scott
Economic Development

Anna Selgert
Spatial Planning

Jeanette Velazquez
Spatial Planning

Jen Wichmann
Economic Development

Masters Projects and Theses

The project may focus on the definition of the problem, the context of the problem, and the analysis of alternative solutions or issues in implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. The primary focus of the project is the substance and the context of the planning application. Masters Projects are often developed in the context of a student’s professional job experience or internship.

A Masters thesis is a more traditional piece of academic research, and frequently involves the analysis of historical materials and use of secondary sources. An exploration of planning theory or research methods would also be appropriate for a thesis.

For a detailed list of available projects for viewing in CUPPA click here.

Class Projects

Ogden Dunes

Creating a Sustainable UIC Campus Presentation (2.49MB, ppt)

Oak Park Project

Map of Downtown Chicago

Ogden Dunes Emergency Exit & Trail

UPP 506: Spring 2014 Back to the Beach (Al-Kodmany)

UPP 506: Spring 2014 Miller Beach 30 Year Plan (Kawamura)

UPP 506: Spring 2014 Restoring Resilience (Vidyarthi)

UPP 506: Spring 2014 On Track for the Future (Winkle)