The Urban Studies and Planning Program has talented faculty members who are engaged in a diverse range of teaching, research and community services activities. We have a diverse group of students in terms of their undergraduate majors, specialization interests, and race / ethnicity / national origin. While most of our students attend full-time, many have jobs in the region and participate in our program as part-time students. The Student Planning Association (SPA) works with the faculty on program-wide issues and organizes social and community service events. Our faculty and students are supported by an efficient and dedicated staff.
We have a strong and growing network of alumni, domestic and international, who are currently working in a variety of planning contexts: in international organizations; national organizations of non-profit organizations; federal, state and local governments; developers (both for-profit and non-profit); community based organizations; and private consulting firms. Many of these alumni are profiled on this website. We are also advised by a Technical Advisory Committee, comprised of practicing professionals in the Washington – Baltimore Region.