Department of City andRegional Planning
The Department of City and Regional Planning (CRP) is home to leading programs in planning, regional science, historic preservation planning, and urban and regional studies.
Cornell University has been offering coursework in city and regional planning since 1935, and offering degrees in planning since the 1940s. Over the decades, distinguished alumni and faculty have played an extraordinary role in shaping communities worldwide. Today, CRP is a vibrant home to students and faculty from across the globe undertaking cutting-edge research and engaged practice aimed at advancing the discipline and changing the world.
CRP offers an undergraduate degree in urban and regional studies, and both master's and doctoral degrees in regional planning, historic preservation planning, and regional science. With the multicollege Paul Rubacha Department of Real Estate, jointly led by AAP and the SC Johnson College of Business, CRP also offers dual master's degrees in regional planning and real estate through the Baker Program in Real Estate. Our students can take courses in CRP programs in Ithaca, New York City, and Rome; and pursue their research around the world. As a unit within a New York State land-grant institution, we are by nature deeply engaged with communities locally, regionally, and beyond.
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Madhumitha Vasu (M.R.P. '24)
Gianni Valenti (M.R.P. '23)
Natane Deruytter (M.R.P. '22)
Monday, January 23, 2023
Spring 2023 at AAP: Collaboration in Action
While the fall semester showcased the inspiration and new ways of thinking to be found in dialogue among passionate collaborators across disciplines, with the turn toward spring AAP celebrates results: new departments, degrees, classes, and faculty.
Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Cornell AAP Professor Sara Bronin Confirmed by U.S. Senate as Chairman of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Appointed by President Biden, Bronin will lead the agency that promotes the preservation, enhancement, and sustainable use of national historic resources and advises the President and Congress on federal historic preservation policy.
Monday, January 30, 2023
Few Mayors Connect the Dots Between Zoning and Homelessness
In a report for Governing, CRP Professor Sara Bronin points out the impact local zoning codes have when trying to address housing development and homelessness.
Thursday, January 26, 2023
With Cornell Student Help, Dryden Mulls Neighborhood Makeover
The Ithaca Voice covers a proposal for improving areas of the village and town of Dryden developed by Cornell's Design Connect, a multidisciplinary, student-run, community design organization housed in the Department of City and Regional Planning.
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Report Highlights Zoning Reforms that Could Improve Montana's Housing Supply
The Frontier Institute has released The Montana Zoning Atlas 2.0, part of the National Zoning Atlas project led by CRP Professor Sara Bronin, which advocates for bold, pro-housing reforms on a statewide scale, The Center Square reports.
Monday, December 12, 2022
Ash Trees Are Vanishing. So Is a Basket Maker That Has Depended on Them for 168 Years.
In an opinion piece for The New York Times, CRP Professor Thomas J. Campanella reflects on the history of The Peterboro Basket Company, which is set to shut down.
NOVEMBER 10, 2022
Associate Professor Jeffrey Chusid Takes Inspiration from Joseph Allen Stein Following Successful Exhibition
Associate Professor Jeffrey Chusid led a colloquium lecture, exhibition, and reception on renowned architect Joseph Allen Stein.
November 3–5, 2022
CRP Faculty and Students to Present at ACSP Annual Conference
Attend CRP faculty and student presentations during the conference, which this year will highlight papers and sessions that address the histories and geographies of marginalization and inclusion.
OCTOBER 14, 2022
Emile Bensedrine's (B.S. URS '23) Rome Workshop Reflection
Emile Bensedrine (B.S. URS '23) reflects on his Rome Workshop experience.
January 23–March 15, 2023
Urban Data Science Practitioner Talk Series
Attend the spring 2023 edition of this series during which invited lecturers demonstrate various tools and methodologies to analyze data.
Friday, February 10, 2023
Janet Loebach: Designing Healthy, Inclusive Environments For and With Children and Youth
Attend a presentation that will provide an overview of why and how we should be designing inclusive and equitable environments to support children's healthy development.