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    Programs in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning
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    Student projects
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    Meet our award winning faculty
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    Careers in Urban Studies and Planning
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    Meet our students

Welcome to Urban Studies and Planning

The Department of Urban Studies and Planning is distinguished by curriculum, research, and community engagement that constructively address the issues confronting declining cities and regions, taking full advantage of its location in Detroit.  The Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Studies builds an understanding of metropolitan areas that utilizes strengths from several social sciences, thereby establishing a firm foundation for multiple careers and further graduate education. The Master of Urban Planning degree, offered by a faculty recently rated among the best in the nation, offers a challenging, fully accredited curriculum aimed at planning for urban revitalization and sustainability.