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.


$450,000 Grant Awarded for Visualizing Sea Level Rise in West Palm Beach

slr grant

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.  Read more.

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.

Historic Preservation
Historic Preservation in Pearl City

Retired planner Charles Graves is leading a historic preservation project in the 100-year-old community of Pearl City in Boca Raton.

Newly 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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