Department of Urban and Regional Planning
 

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning is committed to providing leadership in the field of planning through education, research, scholarship, and community engagement. Our mission is to prepare planning professionals and researchers for national and global practice by promoting the ideals of social responsibility, sustainability, equity, diversity, and public service.


Student Stands Out at Honors Convocation and Research Symposium

Starr Warner

Starr Warner, a student in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, was recognized as a University Scholar for the college at the 52nd Annual Honors Convocation, and is second place winner for Cross-Disciplinary Research at the 11th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium.

SPOTLIGHT STORIES

Diana Mitsova, Ph.D.,
Appointed as John DeGrove Eminent Scholar

Associate professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Diana Mitsova, Ph.D. , was appointed the John DeGrove Eminent Scholar Chair in Growth Management and Development.

$450,000 Grant
Assistance with Developing Plans to Enhance Resiliency

Funding will be utilized on a project with FAU’s Center for Urban and Environmental Studies that uses immersive technology to engage the North End community, schools, and decision-makers on the topic of sea-level rise to ultimately develop an action plan to mitigate sea-level rise impacts.

Published Research
Analyzes Crash Frequency

Dibakar Saha, Ph.D., and Eric Dumbaugh, Ph.D. co-authored a new research article that analyzed three years of crash data to model frequency. The article, “Application of the Poisson-Tweedie distribution in analyzing crash frequency data”, appears in the Elsevier journal Accident Analysis & Prevention (Vol. 137, March 2020).

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