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)
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.
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.
Thursday, February 23, 2023
To Promote Exercise, Planners Must Look Beyond Cities
The Cornell Chronicle reports on research by CRP Professor Mildred Warner and Xue Zhang (M.S. '16, Ph.D. '19) which demonstrated that planners should work to broaden transportation options and promote recreation services in suburban and rural communities.
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Here Are the Most and Least Disaster-Prone States
In a report by The Hill, CRP Assistant Professor Linda Shi points out that the nation's most climate-resilient counties are "basically either in Maine or Alaska" but that has not triggered a mass movement to these regions.
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Scooter Parking Perceptions and Interventions
In Zag Daily, CRP Assistant Professor Nicholas Klein and coauthors explore the importance of building adequate, tidy e-scooter parking to avoid community complaints.
Monday, February 13, 2023
Linking Urban Planning, Community Environment, and Physical Activity: A Socio-Ecological Approach
In a paper published by the Interntional Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, CRP Professor Mildred Warner and coauthor Xue Zhang (Ph.D. RS '18) explore the links between planning and public health.
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.
Thomas J. Campanella
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.
Friday, March 24, 2023
Anna Zivarts: Nondrivers Are Right — Why Those of us Waiting for the Bus are Tomorrow's Transportation and Climate Leaders
Hear a discussion about transportation from the perspective of nondrivers: who they are, how they get around, and what they would change to make accessing their communities easier.
Friday, April 14, 2023
Spatial Structure and Travel Patterns of the Post-Pandemic City
Attend a symposium exploring research on the future of work-from-home, as well as on inter- and intra-metropolitan relocation patterns of firms and households, and how planners and policymakers should consider these trends.