Headshot of Pedro Ferraz de Abreu
Headshot of Liu Liu
Headshot of Hannah Leung
Headshot of Cameron Kleiman
Headshot of Shubhi Goyal
Headshot of Daud Shad
Head shot of Natasha Ansari
Headshot of Cameron Dougal
Headshot of Katelyn Rose McVay
Headshot of Fadi Haddad
Headshot of Olivia Fiol
Headshot of Melissa Teng
Headshot of Lucy Corlett
Headshot of Sungmoon Lim
Headshot of Margaret Haltom
Headshot of Yu Jing Chen
Headshot of Ari Peró
Headshot of Faith Cerny
Headshot of Tawanna Dillahunt
Headshot of Erica James
Headshot of Marco Herndon
Headshot of Muhammad Rizki Rayani Ramadani
Headshot of Alessandra Smith
Headshot of Takeo Kuwabara
Headshot of Amanda Huang
Headshot of Sara Jex
Headshot of Gabriel Barrett
Headshot of Joy Armstrong
Headshot of Trevor Kodzis
Headshot of Thomas Archer
Headshot of Ufuoma Ovienmhada
Headshot of Jessie Tagliani
Headshot of Rounaq Basu
Headshot of Kareem El-Sisi
Headshot of Fabio Marcel de Castro Filho
Headshot of Keili Tucker
Headshot of Rubin Jones
Headshot of Manal Zia
Headshot of Caitlin Fukumoto

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