Virtual CRP Graduate Open House for Admitted Students, Spring 2022

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Virtual Open House

Congratulations on your admission to Cornell University! We are thrilled at the prospect of seeing you here in Ithaca as a student in City and Regional Planning in August and look forward to helping you decide on this next important step in your educational career. Please join us for this year's virtual open house on Friday, March 25, and Saturday, March 26 to learn more about us. This is your chance to find out more about the unique opportunities available to our students, meet our faculty, and ask questions of current students. Please RSVP to Austin Ford ( If you have any questions, please feel free to contact

CRP Facilities


Friday, March 25 Programming

9:00 a.m. Welcome

9:15 a.m. Faculty Introductions

9:30 a.m. Department Overview with Sophie Oldfield, Department Chair

10:00 a.m. Academic Programs Introduction

Students will join break-out rooms by their degree. M.R.P. will meet with Nancy Brooks, CRP Ph.D. will meet with Mildred Warner, HPP with Jeffrey Chusid and Michael Tomlan, and Regional Science with John Carruthers.

10:45 a.m. The CRP Experience

Students will highlight their diverse experiences including workshops, internships, and exit projects. Finalists from the 4th annual CRP Poster Competition will present their posters.


12:15 p.m. Colloquium Lecture with Joe Muturi: Community Centered Slum Upgrading: Lessons from Mukuru Special Planning Area Project, Nairobi

2:00–4:00 p.m. Office Hours with Faculty

Students can meet with faculty to discuss opportunities and courses within CRP and AAP

5:00 p.m. Breaking Ice with Current CRP Students

Saturday, March 26 Programming

9:15 a.m. Welcome

9:30 a.m. Student Organization and Club Introductions

10:30 a.m. Student Life Panel and Breakout Sessions

11:30 a.m. CRP Virtual Game Time 

Faculty Introductions

Faculty Videos

Chair of the Department of City and Regional Planning, Professor Sophie Oldfield


Assistant Professor Linda Shi: Why Choose Cornell and City and Regional Planning?


Professor; Associated Member, Cornell Law School Sara Bronin 


Associate Professor Stephan Schmidt: The M.R.P. Curriculum


Associate Professor Jennifer Minner: The HPP Curriculum


Professor Victoria Beard: International Studies in Planning


Assistant Professor Suzanne Lanyi Charles: The Future of Metropolitan Areas


Assistant Professor Nicholas Klein: The Future of Transportation Planning

Student & Alumni Perspectives

Current Student Videos

Paula Camila Díaz Torres (M.R.P. '22): Why I Chose Cornell


Natane Deruytter (M.R.P. '22): Why I Chose Cornell (AAP NYC)


Ziyu Zhao (M.R.P. '22): Why I Chose Cornell 


Nicole Nomura (M.R.P./M.L.A. '22): Why I Chose Cornell 


Austin Ford (M.R.P. '22): Why I Chose Cornell (Real Estate Minor)


Jieyi Jin (M.R.P. '22): Why I Chose Cornell


Chasidy Miles (M.R.P./M.P.S. RE '22): Why I Chose Cornell


Michael O'Key (M.R.P. '21): Why I Chose Cornell


Sanjana Sidhra (M.R.P. '20) and Alekhya Mukkavilli (M.R.P. '21)


Alumni Videos

Alumni Perspective: Josh Rotbert (M.R.P. '20)


Alumni Perspective: Audrey Wachs (M.R.P.'20)


Alumni Perspective: Andrew Arnold (M.R.P.'19)


Alumni Perspective: Annie Pease (M.R.P. '16) and Isaac Robb (M.R.P. '15)


Alumni Perspective: Max Taffet (M.R.P. '14)

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