Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning
The Department of Urban and Regional Planning is one of the largest planning programs in the U.S., and it is one of very few programs that offers three degrees: a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Planning, a Master of Urban Planning, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Regional Planning. It also offers a Minor in Urban Planning, as well as joint master's degree options, including with Law, Architecture, and Landscape Architecture. The size of the planning faculty, and the Department's presence on an Urbana campus with eleven colleges, nearly 3,000 faculty, 41,000 students, and over $330 million in funded research annually means that Illinois planning students have an extraordinarily rich array of learning and research opportunities available to them.
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Group violence and planning: State and grassroots processes, politics, & outcomes for the Hazara in Quetta (2018-12-10)My thesis is a qualitative study that explores the philosophical and policy debates surrounding violence in the postcolonial city. I focus on how violence shapes the city and lived experiences of Hazara residents in Quetta, ...
Reflecting on urban resilience based on analyses of al-Zaa’tari Camp for Syrian refugees in al-Mafraq, Jordan (2018-07-18)Considering the unprecedented and ever-growing number of refugees in the twenty-first century and the issues related to spaces of refuge, now reaching 66 million people, and a roughly estimated seventeen years as the average ...
(2018-07-19)The short-term rental housing options supported by the sharing economy have now been established as disruptions in the housing and tourism sectors. With the advent and proliferation of Airbnb rentals all over the world, ...
(2018-04-27)Millennials, born between 1985 and 2000, are portrayed as a generation of liberal urbanists in mainstream media. Many planners believe that Millennials are leading the re-urbanization of U.S. cities, reversing the long-lasting ...
Imagination in the public domain: The case of the homeless workers movement (MTST) in São Paulo, Brazil (2018-04-10)The foundational stone of radical planning, Knowledge and Action in the Public Domain (Friedmann, 1987), focused on the connection between reason and democracy based on the concepts of the single and double loop of learning. ...