Headshot of Sylvia Jiménez Riofrío
Headshot of Cameron Dougal
Headshot of Diego Temkin
Headshot of Claudia Tomateo
Headshot of Amanda Huang
Headshot of Daniela Morales
Headshot of Jason Ng
Headshot of Bethlehem Tesfaye
Headshot of Takeo Kuwabara
Headshot of Nicole Wong
Headshot of Adeposi Adepgun
Headshot of Marco Herndon
Headshot of Simone Delaney
Headshot of Sarafina Fabris Green
Headshot of Sara Jex
Headshot of Zachary Davidson
Headshot of Khadija Ghanizada
Headshot of Katelyn Rose McVay
Headshot of Aarthi Janakirman
Head shot of Natasha Ansari
Yifeng Liu
Headshot of Alessandra Smith
Headshot of Daud Shad
Headshot of Seamus Joyce Johnson
Headshot of Keili Tucker
Headshot of Dyanna Jaye
Headshot of Ari Peró
Headshot of Sophia Hasenfus
Headshot of Isaac Gendler
Headshot of Yu Jing Chen
Headshot of Melissa Hill
Headshot of Alula Hunsen
Headshot of ChenAn Shen
Headshot of Cameron Kleiman
Headshot of Kim Minji
Headshot of Ponpat (Ann) Sahacharoenwat
Headshot of Hannah Shumway

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