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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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Committed to…

Engaged Social Science


A new study led by Dr. Matthew Palm and colleagues at the University of Toronto is taking a closer look … Read more

Nichola Lowe CURS

North Carolina is well-positioned to meet this challenge, and also respond to future pandemics and natural disasters.


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

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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


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

Training next generation planners


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


We are thrilled to announce the 2021 winners of two DCRP Awards!   Saumitra (Shomi) Sinha won the Best TA … Read more

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Understanding the transportation barriers to accessing healthcare and identifying innovative solutions to address those barriers.

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