Community and Regional Planning

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COMMUNITY AND REGIONAL PLANNING
How to Apply

The Graduate Program in Community and Regional Planning (CRP) is housed within The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture (UTSOA). Our program draws upon the full resources of a top-ranked, tier-1 research university, and offers a course of study that combines cutting-edge research and practice where students engage in real-world projects.

The CRP Program provides its graduates with the theoretical foundations, specific skills, and practical experience to succeed in professional planning and related policy careers. We strive to create a diverse student body and program and are deeply committed to building a professional planning community that resembles the communities in which our students and faculty work.

WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE
We are a small and friendly program of about 100 graduate students housed in a major tier-1 research university, with a student-faculty ratio under 9:1. Our program has a strong focus on sustainable development processes and practices. We seek development paths that balance growth with improved environmental performance while expanding opportunities for all segments of the community. Planning faculty and students are involved in an array of innovative research and practice activities in sustainability through our major research center, the Center for Sustainable Development, and our program also carries out exciting research and project work in our local community and around the world.

AUSTIN IS OUR LABORATORY
Our program is located in one of the most vibrant and fast-growing cities in the country, providing students with a bounty of interesting and exciting things to do. The city and surrounding region also offer a unique breadth of real-life planning challenges and serves as a laboratory for our courses and research projects. In addition to local planning decisions, Austin, as the state capital, is the central forum for state-level issues. The result is a unique setting for community and regional planning, where there are diverse opportunities for planning-related academic study and engagement, and an attractive job market for planners and for a variety of allied professions.

Community and Regional Planning

DEGREES + PROGRAMS

The Community and Regional Planning Program at the University of Texas at Austin offers six graduate-level degree programs as well as a Ph.D. in Community and Regional Planning. 

GRADUATE PH.D.

Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning [MSCRP]

MSCRP + Master of Science in Sustainable Design

MSCRP + Master of Science in Urban Design

MSCRP + Master of Arts in Latin American Studies

MSCRP + Master of Public Affairs

MSCRP + Doctor of Jurisprudence

Ph.D, in Community and Regional Planning

CITY FORUM LECTURE SERIES

City Forum is a planning and urban issues speaker series intended to provide a space for open, critical dialogue regarding crucial planning-related issues in Austin and elsewhere. The speaker series is intended to encourage discussion of diversity, multiple publics, and social change.

COMMUNITY AND REGIONAL PLANNING WORK

Click on images below for more information on CRP projects.

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    Final review week is upon us…<br /><br />Congratulations @utsoafirstyears on wrapping up your first semester! For the rest of you, we’re wishing you the best of luck as final review week continues. <br /><br />Follow along on our stories this Wednesday through Friday!
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    Final review week is upon us…

    Congratulations @utsoafirstyears on wrapping up your first semester! For the rest of you, we’re wishing you the best of luck as final review week continues.

    Follow along on our stories this Wednesday through Friday!

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    Happy Thanksgiving! This year, and every year, we are thankful for you, our UTSOA community 💛<br /><br />For prospective students interested in joining this special place, visit our link in bio for admissions deadlines and more information
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    Happy Thanksgiving! This year, and every year, we are thankful for you, our UTSOA community 💛

    For prospective students interested in joining this special place, visit our link in bio for admissions deadlines and more information

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    “Playscapes” by Hayden Hood, Charley Tyeskie, and Rachel Sisson // 2021-2022 Design Excellence Award Winner. Completed in Visiting Professor Miroslava Brooks’ Spring 2022 Advanced Studio.<br />
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    “Playscapes” by Hayden Hood, Charley Tyeskie, and Rachel Sisson // 2021-2022 Design Excellence Award Winner. Completed in Visiting Professor Miroslava Brooks’ Spring 2022 Advanced Studio.

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    Last day of classes before fall break, then final reviews kick off November 28. Hang in there y’all, you got this! 💪 <br /><br />📷: @moondragon_macek’s Wood Design class by @utsoabuildlab
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    Last day of classes before fall break, then final reviews kick off November 28. Hang in there y’all, you got this! 💪

    📷: @moondragon_macek’s Wood Design class by @utsoabuildlab

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    Tomorrow, Bachelor of Architecture student Jacob Levy @jalphototecture will be taking over our stories to show us his studio’s recent trip to Spain. <br />
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    Tomorrow, Bachelor of Architecture student Jacob Levy @jalphototecture will be taking over our stories to show us his studio’s recent trip to Spain.

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    Some high*lights* from Environmental Controls’ recent Light Show ⚡️✨<br />
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    Some high*lights* from Environmental Controls’ recent Light Show ⚡️✨

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    We’re excited to share new faculty and fellowship positions open at the UT School of Architecture. All appointments will begin in Fall 2023.<br /> <br />- Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Architecture. Application review will begin December 1. <br />
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    We’re excited to share new faculty and fellowship positions open at the UT School of Architecture. All appointments will begin in Fall 2023.

    - Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Architecture. Application review will begin December 1.

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    Tune in to our stories tomorrow for a special @texas.landscape student takeover.
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    Tune in to our stories tomorrow for a special @texas.landscape student takeover.

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    This Wednesday, November 9 at 12:30 p.m., Beate Hølmebakk closes out our Fall 2022 lecture series with her lecture “Constructions on Sites and Paper.” Event details at the link in our bio.<br />
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    This Wednesday, November 9 at 12:30 p.m., Beate Hølmebakk closes out our Fall 2022 lecture series with her lecture “Constructions on Sites and Paper.” Event details at the link in our bio.