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

Design Activism: Socially Purposed // Purposefully Social

MIT DUSP’s 2019 City Design and Development Symposium focuses on contested design traditions. To be an “effective” designer today who strives to bridge the...

Monday, April 01, 2019 at 6:00pm
Solving Transportation, Housing, & Climate Impacts in MA

Please RSVP: A DUSP Climate lecture with Jose Gomez-Ibanez and Steve Kadish (DUSP Alum). DUSP Climate - a student...

Wednesday, April 03, 2019 at 12:30pm to 2:00pm
DUSP Piano Recital 2019

The DUSP Spring Piano Recital will consist of five Hispanic-American compositions. Written between the beginning of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries,...

Wednesday, April 03, 2019 at 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Urban China Workshops - MIT China Future City Lab

The MIT China Future City Lab brings academia, government, entrepreneurs, and industrial partners together to address complex problems of urbanization in...

Thursday, April 04, 2019 at 6:15pm
LatinX, NYC Student Led Research Design Workshop

SA+P's LatinX and the Pratt Institute will host an informal student-led research design workshop to share ongoing thesis work between Master’s students from...

Saturday, April 06, 2019 at 9:00am to 5:30pm

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