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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MAY 20, 2023
HPP and M.R.P. Students Travel to Philadelphia for Work Weekend
Students participated in landscape restoration work at the historic Lynnewood Hall in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania.
APRIL 20, 2023
Students Travel to Shanghai for Urban Planning Field Workshop
Five students in CRP 5076, Contemporary Urban Planning Issues in Shanghai, and CRP Associate Professor of the Practice George Frantz traveled to Shanghai over spring break and share highlights of their experiences.
APRIL 18, 2023
Ithaca: The City Almost Everyone Can't Wait to Leave
A write-up by Stella Frank (B.S. URS '25) voted as the top blog post by her peers in CRP 1101: The Global City taught by Professor Victoria Beard.
Monday, April 17, 2023
Research In Action: Planning With, Not For, Informal Settlement Communities
Urban sustainability expert Charity Mumbi Mwangi is a programs officer at Slum Dwellers International–Kenya, part of a community-led international network focused on improving the lives of people living in informal settlements. This semester, Mwangi is in residence with the Cornell Mui Ho Center for Cities as a Visiting Scholar, sharing knowledge and building on a growing partnership between the two organizations working toward urban change.
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Graduate Students in Real Estate Grow HBCU Case Competition and Launch a Summit
The Philip Payton Society for Minority Real Estate Professionals, which includes student leaders Alexis Marquez and Nina Borja (both M.R.P. '23), Christian LeBlanc (M.P.S. RE '24), Christopher Browne (M.P.S. RE '23), and Ariadne Billy and Alvieno Stinson (both M.P.S. RE/M.R.P. '23), aims to increase diversity in the real estate and built environment professions.
Friday, May 26, 2023
Ithaca Bets on Heat Pumps in Mobile Homes
CRP Assistant Professor Linda Shi comments on the challenges of heating and cooling poorly insulated older mobile homes in this Grist report.
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Zoning, Preservation, Climate Change: Connecting the Dots
In an interview with Common Edge, CRP Professor Sara Bronin discusses the interrelationship of zoning, historic preservation, affordable housing, and zoning’s role in addressing climate change.
Thursday, May 4, 2023
Integrating Social and Ecological Considerations in Floodplain Relocation and Restoration Programs
In a paper published by Socio-Ecological Practice Research, CRP Assistant Professor Linda Shi, Ph.D. student Shanasia Sylman, and coauthors argue that more integration between buyout processes and post-buyout land management practices can help produce synergistic outcomes for both the environment and residents who either remain or relocate.
Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Age-Friendly Cities in Latin America: A Human Ecological Framework
Coauthored by CRP Professor Mildred Warner, this paper published in Geriatrics argues that a broader view could offer new strategies for promoting age-friendly cities in the Global South.
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.