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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


DCRP’s Dr. Miyuki Hino has received a North Carolina Sea Grant [link] to research chronic flood hazards in coastal communities! … 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

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


Dear Carolina Community: Knowledge creation calls for space and security to look beyond established ideas toward newer thought, innovations and … Read more

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

Training next generation planners

Ethan Sleeman

Investing in green space and park creation has enormous benefits.


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

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.

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