Urban Studies & Planning
The mission of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning is to prepare students, at both the undergraduate and graduate level, for professional careers in urban studies and planning. In addition, the department seeks to provide a broad based educational experience, set in the context of the social sciences, which contributes to the development of informed and thoughtful individuals prepared to contribute to the society at large. Department faculty supports the mission through teaching, research and publication, community outreach and action, and university service.
In an 1,162-word story from the Dec. 7, 2014, edition of the Los Angeles Times, James Ring ’70 (Psychology), ’72 (Urban Studies) isn’t mentioned until the 966th word. His part in the story takes up very little real estate — just 89 words.
If you skimmed the story, you might have missed him. Read more about Jim Ring's inspiring story.
Department of Urban Studies & Planning - 4th Annual Students Urban Research Forum
Explore, Learn, and Practice in a World Class City!
Join us for our 4th annual Students Urban Research Forum (SURF) on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016.
Attention URBS Students: The lab is open during finals. Please see the special hours below
SH 278B FINALS WEEK (May 16-20) Open Lab Hours for department majors, minors, and graduate students:
This is the schedule for finals week only, from Monday, May 16th to May 20th
Monday: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM