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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HCED Discussion Series with Marc Doussard

HCED will host a discussion with Marc Doussard. Marc Doussard's research examines urban economic development through changes to footloose and placebound...

Monday, December 09, 2019 at 12:30pm to 2:00pm

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Pathways in Urban Planning

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Housing as History: the Dudley Street...

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

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