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Celebrating 75 Years!

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. William Rohe, former Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of City and Regional Planning and former Director of … Continued

DCRP faculty member Todd BenDor

Carolina researchers created a plan to help vulnerable communities weather future storms.

Nichola Lowe

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

Diversity & Inclusion


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

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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 … Continued

Training next generation planners

Ethan Sleeman

Investing in green space and park creation has enormous benefits.

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.

Pierce Holloway

Fellows hold skill-building placements with local cultural institutions, on or off campus, which serve or collaborate with publics beyond UNC.

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Upcoming Events

Fall Break

Thursday 8:00 am

Fall Break

Friday 8:00 am

75TH REUNION

Friday 2:00 pm

Classes End

Wednesday 8:00 am

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