The Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (UEP) has been a place where students, faculty, and the community work to turn vision into practice. UEP centers its mission around the intersection of planning, policy and social justice.
Learn about the research areas in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning that include such topics as data and spatial analytics, food, housing and community development, sustainability, transportation and water.
UEP second-year student Elijah Mensah shares his insights from the ACSP Conference 2023 in Chicago, IL, where over 1200 attendees, including about 700 faculty, more than 400 students, professionals from over 30 countries gathered.
UEP MA graduate Cara Foster Karim excels in dual roles as an urban planner and a practicing artist. Her artistic endeavors have recently earned her the esteemed title of November's Artist of the Month by the Somerville Arts Council.
This fall, UEP welcomed 10 mid-career Masters of Public Policy students, each with a minimum of 7 years professional experience. This cohort, featuring five Neighborhood Fellows, will enrich UEP by sharing insights from their unban leadership background.