Department of Urban Studies & Planning

Department of Urban Studies & Planning

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The Department of Urban Studies & Planning (DUSP) is a department within the School of Architecture + Planning at MIT. Founded in 1933, it offers Bachelor of Science in Planning (SB); Master of City Planning (MCP); Master of Science (SM); Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) It has been ranked #1 by The Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs in the U.S. and Canada.

The Department of Urban Studies & Planning is composed of four specialization areas (also referred to as Program Groups): City Design and DevelopmentEnvironmental Policy and PlanningHousing, Community and Economic Development, and International Development Group. There are also three cross-cutting areas of study: Transportation Systems PlanningUrban Information Systems (UIS), and Multi-Regional Systems Planning.

Department Type

Department/Lab/Center (DLC)

Group Email

duspinfo@mit.edu

Upcoming Events

Rashauna Johnson — Book Talk: “Slavery’s Metropolis: Unfree Labor in New Orleans During the Age of Revolutions”

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Urban Infrastructure 

This event is sponsored by the Special Program for Urban and Regional Studies Speaker: David Hsu, DUSP

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 12:30pm to 2:00pm
WeWork: Workplace As a Service

Organized by DesignX with the City Design & Development Forum Elizabeth Burow, Joshua Emig, Nicolas Rader

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Bruno Verdini: Winning Together

Join the Environmental Policy and Planning (EPP) Group for the first EPP lunch of the Spring 2018 term. The lunch will feature a talk by Bruno Verdini, ...

Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 12:30pm to 2:00pm
“On the Political Meanings of the Transformation of Property and Ownership in the United States” with James DeFilippis

Title: “On the Political Meanings of the Transformation of Property and Ownership in the United States” This lunch talk is sponsored by the Housing City and...

Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 12:30pm to 2:00pm

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Monday, December 11, 2017

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