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.

Equity in Transportation Planning Webinar

  Equity in Transportation

Historically, transportation infrastructure has divided communities. On March 31, 2022 at 12:00-1:30 pm, join our brown bag webinar, Equity in Transportation Planning. Our speakers will discuss ways infrastructure can reconnect people across these divisions. Convened by the FAU Department of Urban and Regional Planning DEI Committee. 1.5 AICP CM CREDITS; 1.0 Equity credits | Watch the webinar recording here.


John Renne Featured on WPTV's To the Point Coastal Communities Rebuilding from Hurricane Ian

John Renne, Ph.D., joins host Michael Williams to discuss changes needed for our coastal communities as they rebuild following the destruction caused by Hurricane Ian.

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 Solutions 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.