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. We share the leadership of the Baker Program in Real Estate housed in the Paul Rubacha Department of Real Estate and collaborate with Cornell Tech in New York City. 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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Gianni Valenti (M.R.P. '23)
Natane Deruytter (M.R.P. '22)
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Dean Yoon Awarded 2022 World Cultural Council Leonardo da Vinci Award
J. Meejin Yoon, Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning has been awarded the prestigious 2022 Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts recognizing her extraordinary accomplishments as a leading architect and educator.
Thursday, September 1, 2022
Mark Your Calendar: Moments You Won't Want to Miss at the Cornell Mui Ho Center for Cities Launch Symposium
This September 27–28, "Critical Conversations for Urban Transformation" brings urban leaders and expert design practitioners, scholars, artists, and activists together around some of the most pressing challenges facing cities today.
Tuesday, September 6, 2022
As Elections Near, Congestion Pricing Becomes Part of the Political Debate
A report on the proposal in Newsday includes comments from CRP Assistant Professor Nicholas Klein, who notes that congestion pricing benefits everyone.
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Cornell AAP Announces Eight New Faculty Members, Including Cross-Disciplinary Social Justice Cohort
The Architect's Newspaper covers incoming faculty and fellows in the departments of architecture, art, and planning.
Friday, August 19, 2022
Spreading the Gospel of Induced Demand
CRP Assistant Professor Nicholas Klein coauthors research, published in Transfers Magazine, which aims to reorient transportation investments away from the idea that construction solves congestion.
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Urban Containment as Smart Growth
The just-published Handbook on Smart Growth contains a chapter, "Urban Containment as Smart Growth," coauthored by John Carruthers alongside doctoral student Hanxue Wei and Lucien Wostenholme (B.S. URS '23).
September 6, 2022
Incoming Assistant Professor Jocelyn Poe Wins 2022 Don Schon Award
CRP's Provost New Faculty Fellow Jocelyn Poe has been named this year's winner of the award for her work on Theorizing Communal Trauma.
May 16, 2022
Cornell Team Comes in 2nd Place at EPA's RainWorks Challenge
A Cornell team with students from six graduate programs received second place for their project titled Rain Delay in the EPA's 10th Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge.
April 13, 2022
Kellen Cooks (B.S. URS '23) Awarded Cornell Council for the Arts Grant
Kellen Cooks (B.S. URS '23) has been awarded a Cornell Council of the Arts grant for his Dreaming-on-Hudson project, selected for the Cornell Biennial.
September 27–28, 2022
Critical Conversations for Urban Transformation: Cornell Mui Ho Center for Cities Launch Symposium
The Center for Cities will host urban leaders, scholars, activists, artists, and practitioners from around the world to mark the center's launch.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2022
City and Regional Planning Graduate Information Session
Attend a whirlwind tour of the Master of Regional Planning (M.R.P.) and M.A. in Historic Preservation Planning programs.
Thursday, October 6, 2022
CRP Alumni Reception in New York City
Attend this NYC alumni reception with updates from the program, department, and college, and share your post-Cornell experience with first-year M.R.P. and M.A. HPP students and fellow alumni.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2022
City and Regional Planning: Visit our Booth at Cornell's Graduate Student Fair
Drop in anytime with Jennifer Minner, Director of Graduate Studies, for more information about our graduate programs