Headshot of Jessie Tagliani
Headshot of Alejandra Martinez
Headshot of Linh Trinh
Headshot of Claudia Tomateo
Headshot of Sara Jex
Headshot of Fabio Marcel de Castro Filho
Headshot of Alula Hunsen
Headshot of Bethlehem Tesfaye
Headshot of David Gamble
Headshot of Shubhi Goyal
Headshot of Mikel Berra Sandin
Headshot of Annabel Consilvio
Headshot of Devora Barrera Gonzalez
Headshot of Nicole Wong
Headshot of Sofia Chiappero
Headshot of Faith Cerny
Headshot of Mingjia Chen
Headshot of Namhi Kwun
Headshot of Cale Wagner
Headshot of Marco Herndon
Headshot of Katelyn Rose McVay
Headshot of Melissa Hill
Headshot of Oussama Ouadani
Headshot of Thomas Archer
Headshot of Anushree Chaudhuri
Headshot of Keili Tucker
Headshot of Ally Hong
Headshot of Sophia Hasenfus
Headshot of Olivia Fiol
Headshot of Cameron Kleiman
Headshot of Victoria Avis
Headshot of Rounaq Basu
Headshot of Lidia Cano Pecharroman
Headshot of Pedro Ferraz de Abreu
Headshot of Hieu Le
Headshot of Dyanna Jaye
Headshot of Yu Jing Chen
Headshot of Ari Peró
Headshot of Seamus Joyce Johnson
Headshot of Chu Chen

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

February 5
First day of classes, Spring Term
May 14
Last Day of Classes
May 29-30
Commencement Activities