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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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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 … Continued


The Carolina Tracker website features timely stories, datasets and visualizations based on 30 different economic, social and transportation indicators for … Continued

DCRP faculty member Meenu Tewari

A resilient recovery cannot be about a return to status quo. We have an opportunity to build a more just … Continued

Diversity & Inclusion


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

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


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

Training next generation planners

Pierce Holloway

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


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 … Continued


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

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