From Local to Global
Cornell AAP's Department of City and Regional Planning (CRP) provides a dynamic, rigorous, and supportive context for addressing the most timely planning questions of our time: from social and environmental justice to equity and access to essential services and infrastructures; from climate change adaptation to land use, zoning, and sustainable transportation and housing. At CRP, the next generation of planners and urbanists hone critical disciplinary skills while broadening their knowledge with a wide selection of courses from across Cornell University, an Ivy League, New York State Land Grant institution with a global footprint.
Attracting a diverse body of students and faculty from across the U.S. and around the world, CRP is a vibrant community committed to making urban systems work. As leaders of new and innovative approaches to teaching, research, and participatory planning practices, we offer degree programs that provide opportunities to experiment with different methodologies, build skills in critical thinking and analysis, and engage communities in contexts ranging from the local to global. CRP students can opt to pursue concentrations such as designing the city; international studies in planning; economic development planning and land use and environmental planning; as well as individualized programs of study tailored to their different interests and goals.
CRP's degree programs include a Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Studies (B.S. URS) and graduate degrees in Regional Planning, Historic Preservation Planning, and Regional Science. Joint master's degrees are offered in Landscape Architecture and Real Estate.