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What is Urban Studies?

Prepare for a career building just, resilient, and livable cities with a major or minor in Urban Studies or a minor in Geographic Information Science (GIS).

Four-year funding for PhD students

Funding is available for PhD applicants to focus on one or more of the following: economic, political and social disparities; local government finance; regional and civic governance. Application deadline December 15, 2015.

Public Information

Program information required of all accredited planning programs.

UPP hires two faculty

Kate Lowe joined the UPP faculty in
August from the University of New
Orleans, where she was Assistant Professor.
. She studies transportation and equity in two focus areas: multi-level governance and low-income accessibility. See her profile page for more info.

Stacey Sutton was an Assistant
Professor of Urban Planning at
Columbia University in New York
City prior to joining UPP in Fall 2015.
Her current research focuses
on three inter-related areas: community economic development, neighborhood change, and small business development and retail landscapes. See her profile page for more info.

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