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Imagining Better Communities

 

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 faculty member Danielle Spurlock

Dr. Spurlock has been selected by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) for its prestigious Interdisciplinary Research Leaders (IRL) program, … Read more


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


  DCRP’s Dr. William Rohe, former Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of City and Regional Planning and former Director of … Read more

Diversity & Inclusion


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.

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


Each year DCRP faculty and student body members select exemplary students as recipients of our annual DCRP awards. This year, … Read more


We are thrilled to announce the 2021 winners of the MCRP Graduation Awards   The APA Outstanding Student Award recognizes … Read more


Receiving STRIDE funds helps with cost of living and reducing debt.

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