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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a leader among planning schools with world-class faculty and high-impact research. Located in the booming Research Triangle, Carolina Planning is a center of collaboration and innovation in the economic, housing, community development, transportation, land use and environmental planning that shapes our cities and regions of the world.

MASTER’S PROGRAM

A two-year professional program that teaches the theory, skills, and decision-making techniques needed for positions of leadership in the planning profession.

PHD PROGRAM

An advanced academic degree that prepares students for a career in teaching and applied research at universities, governments, and other organizations.

UNDERGRADUATE MINOR

A minor in Urban Studies and Planning that allows undergraduates to explore urban and regional issues through a planning framework.

5th among Graduate Planning Programs

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Engaged Social Science

Nichola Lowe

An argument for reimagining skill in a way that can extend economic opportunity to workers at the bottom of the … Read more

DCRP's table at the ACSP conference (pictured with PhD student Xijing Li)

This October, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) hosted their annual conference in Chicago, Illinois. The ACSP annual … Read more


Some of the most glaring effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been on human mobility. The pandemic has affected our … Read more

Diversity & Inclusion


Are you thinking about applying to our MCRP program? Let our friends and alumni help! If you are from a … Read more

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“We’re Everywhere!”: The Social, Political and Economic Life of LGBTQ+ Communities.

DCRP faculty member Danielle Spurlock

The FES program brings together selected faculty from across campus to engage in a two-year experiential, competency-based curriculum designed to … Read more

Training next generation planners

Fern Hickey is a master’s student specializing in Land Use and Environmental Planning

There is immense value in having the PIRS integrated into planning training.


Two data-driven DCRP courses taught by Dr. Nikhil Kaza and Dr. Matthew Bhagat-Conway provide DCRP’s undergraduate, Masters, and Doctoral students with new … Read more


DCRP is excited to introduce the Cartography and Research Tools Initiative (CaRTI), a student-led effort aimed at to bring peers … Read more

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