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.

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Upcoming Events

IDG Development Seminars: Noora Lori

The International Development Group welcomes Noora Lori, Assistant Professor of International Relations (Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University),...

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 12:30pm to 2:00pm
HCED Student-Faculty Meeting

Join the Housing, Community, and Economic Development Group for a student & faculty meeting. Topics of discussion TBA

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Planning, policy and politics for a rapid low-carbon energy transition in the US

Given denial campaigns funded by the fossil fuel industry for four decades, the US has stalled on climate policy. We now have very little time to...

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 12:30pm to 2:00pm
IDG Development Seminars: Sandeep Agrawal

The International Development Group welcomes Sandeep Agrawal, Professor University of Alberta, for an IDG Development Seminar.

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 at 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Housing as History: the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative and Orchard Gardens

By the 1980s the Dudley Square neighborhood of Roxbury was facing significant challenges. Absentee landlords had allowed property to deteriorate, left units...

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Recent Events

DUSPx + Lightning Talks

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Housing as History: Villa Victoria and the...

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

"The Human Scale" film screening

Thursday, October 10, 2019

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