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Schedule of Meetings and Events

Friday, September 19 at noon at Great Cities Institute
Friday Forum: Planning for the Just City
Susan Fainstein, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Urban Planning and Design, Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. More info here.

Wednesday, October 1 at 6 p.m.
UPP Open House. Check back in mid-September for location.

UPP faculty meetings
All meetings are at 10 a.m. in Room 262 unless otherwise indicated.
August 29
October 3
November 7
December 5
January 16
February 6-7 (Faculty retreat, off-site)
March 6
April 3
May 1

Fridays in UPP

On most Fridays, there's something happening midday in UPP. Friday Forum is an occasional lecture series focused on research in Urban Planning and Policy. UPP Next is a professional development series targeted to MUPP students. All events take place in Room 110 CUPPA Hall at noon, unless otherwise noted. Light lunch is served. Directions to UPP and travel information are at the bottom of the page. A full schedule is below the details of the next event.

UPP Next: Planning your Master's Project

UPP Next is an occasional series of career development events for MUPP students. The first event of fall semester will bring mentors from the CUPPA alumni and APA state chapter mentoring programs to campus to talk about the benefits of mentoring, introduce students to the two programs and provide information on how to participate.

On October 11, from 12-1 in Room 110 CUPPA Hall there will be a presentation on Planning your Masters Project with UPP faculty and recent alumni to discuss both the process and end product, with tips on how to manage the process, what to do/not to do, selection of topic, producing the final document, and how to make use of your completed project.

Directions to UPP

The Department of Urban Planning & Policy is located on the University of Illinois at Chicago campus at 412 S. Peoria in CUPPA Hall. Peoria is two blocks west of Halsted, and our office building is on the southwest corner of Peoria and Van Buren Streets. Van Buren is just north of the Eisenhower expressway (I-290). You can view general travel directions to campus, and directions via public transportation on the Blue Line of the CTA Rapid Transit. Walk south across Harrison St. after exiting the UIC/Halsted stop to the center of campus, and north to CUPPA Hall. You can download more detailed directions (pdf) about getting to UPP and view the Eastside Visitor's Map on UIC's map page.