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Ph.D. in Urban Planning

Overview
The Ph.D. in Urban Planning is focused on training individuals for future careers as teachers, researchers, policy-makers, and business entrepreneurs in the field of urban planning—in academia, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and think tanks. The program equips individuals with the theoretical and methodological expertise to address important contemporary issues, such as climate change, transportation, immigration/forced migration, housing, spatial analysis, and poverty and inequality. It is a highly competitive doctoral program, accepting only three candidates each year. In consultation with faculty, candidates develop individual study programs anchored in advanced knowledge concerning the socioeconomic, political, and environmental processes that shape cities and regions, and the quality of life within them. Underlying these inquiries are questions related to the effectiveness of urban processes, and their justice, democracy, and ethics. The Ph.D. in Urban Planning is a program within the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) while the actual degree is granted by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS).

Core Urban Planning Doctoral Faculty:

Fall 2019 Courses

Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
Pla8900‑1 Fall 2019
Doctoral Colloquium I
Lance Freeman REQUIRED PHD 1
412 AVERY HALL
TU 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
41519
Pla8902‑1 Fall 2019
Doctor Colloquium III
Lance Freeman REQUIRED PHD 2
412 AVERY
TU 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
41520
Pla6925‑1 Fall 2019
Advanced Research I
Weiping Wu BY APPOINTMENT
NA
NA
FULL SEMESTER
2-3 Points
41517
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