Headshot of Victoria Avis
Headshot of Ally Hong
Headshot of Fabio Marcel de Castro Filho
Headshot of Bethlehem Tesfaye
Headshot of Chu Chen
Headshot of Kee Moon Jang
Headshot of Erica James
Headshot of Sylvia Jiménez Riofrío
Headshot of Adeposi Adepgun
Headshot of Kareem El-Sisi
Headshot of Tawanna Dillahunt
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Headshot of Emilie Flamme
Headshot of Phil Sunde
Headshot of Sarafina Fabris Green
Headshot of Hieu Le
Headshot of Jessie Tagliani
Headshot of Sophia Hasenfus
Headshot of Ari Peró
Headshot of Devora Barrera Gonzalez
Headshot of Yabe Kifetew
Headshot of Smriti Bhaya
Headshot of Cindy Xie
Headshot of Yu Jing Chen
Headshot of Katelyn Rose McVay
Headshot of Alejandra Martinez
Headshot of Jacqueline Paul
Headshot of Sungmoon Lim
Headshot of Sadi Sabouri
Headshot of Muhammad Rizki Rayani Ramadani
Headshot of Khadija Ghanizada
Headshot of Daud Shad
Headshot of Jake Boeri
Headshot of Claudia Tomateo
Headshot of Maysaa Sati
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Welcome to the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning. We are home to the largest urban planning faculty in the United States and enjoy the advantage of operating within the context of MIT’s culture of innovation and interdisciplinary knowledge creation. We provide our students with an education that combines rigorous academic study and the excitement of discovery with active engagement in the practice of place-making to understand and solve pressing urban and environmental problems.


We prepare leaders to plan, design, and create communities and places that are socially, economically, and environmentally just.

We pursue this mission through four evolving strategic priorities: achieving racial justice, enhancing multi-racial democratic governance, tackling the climate crisis, and closing the wealth gap.

We aim to fulfill our mission through all aspects of our teaching, research, department culture, and external collaborations.


DUSP hosts a wide range of events bringing together members of the DUSP community with external organizers, practitioners, academics, and professionals. Presented below is an unfiltered list of upcoming events at DUSP.

To see a complete list of events, filter by interest, or to see past events, click here.

In Focus

September 5
Graduate Admissions Open
September 6
First day of classes, Fall Term
December 13
Last Day of Classes
December 15
Graduate Admissions Closes