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Welcome to the Florida State University Department of Urban and Regional Planning (DURP). We are Florida’s oldest and largest planning program. For more than fifty years, we have been training professional planners to be change agents in their communities, and to use their knowledge and skills to improve the well-being of all citizens.

At DURP, we provide planning education to a community of master’s students and doctoral students across six specializations (building healthy communities, environmental planning, land use and comprehensive planning, neighborhood planning and community design, planning for developing areas, transportation planning). We train our students to be technically capable, critically thinking planning practitioners and scholars who can work effectively in diverse communities and successfully navigate the politics that surrounds planning decisions. We pride ourselves on our strong record of placing graduates in rewarding jobs in a variety of public, private, and non-profit organizations in more than 40 states and two dozen countries. DURP graduates plan locally and globally, and everywhere in between.

At DURP, we are well-known for our award-winning community-engaged work produced through the Mark and Marianne Barnebey Planning and Development Lab and Studio and the high-impact, innovative scholarship of our faculty. We strive to use our research to transform planning practice and planning scholarship. Our faculty have produced cutting edge research on topics ranging from autonomous vehicles to green infrastructure to planning for sea level rise, and a wide array of other cutting edge topics.

We encourage you to explore our webpage to learn more about the DURP community and the wonderful work of our students and faculty. If you are interested in graduate education in planning, we encourage you to contact our staff who can answer any questions you might have about DURP and its programs.