Environmental Planning Concentration in Urban Planning & Policy (MUPP)

University of Illinois at Chicago

Date Posted: May 5, 2019
Submitted by: Claire Pope
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Specialization/Concentration/Emphasis


The Urban Planning and Policy (UPP) department is one of the largest graduate planning programs in the nation and the only accredited planning program in the Chicago area. This sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program offers concentrations in Environmental Planning, Economic Development, Community Development, Urban Transportation, Globalization and International Planning, and Physical Planning. The Environmental Planning and Policy concentration provides students with an overview of the theory and methods used to guide urban development and redevelopment in a more sustainable manner, so as to conserve natural resources and enhance ecosystem services while providing for economic development and promoting social equity and civic engagement within the planning process. The concentration introduces students to both regulatory and market-based strategies of environmental management, explores economic and systematic quantitative analyses of environmental policy, and offers electives examining discrete topics of environmental practice.