• DURP faculty research on sea level rise contributing to gentrification sparks public interest

    The Florida Roundup’s Associate Producer Katherine G. Hobbs hosted DURP Professor William Butler to discuss how sea level rise contributes to gentrification based on a recent report for FSU’s LeRoy Collins Institute on March 25.

  • DURP Planner-in-Residence featured on The Weather Channel

    In this video segment by The Weather Channel, National Correspondent Justin Michaels interviews Dennis Smith, Planner-in-Residence for FSU’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning, about the impacts of Hurricane Michael and the use of new technology in post-disaster cleanup.

  • DURP lab awarded state grant for disaster mitigation

    The Department of Urban and Regional Planning (DURP) has received an award of $348,898 through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s Rebuild Florida General Planning Support Program.

Department of Urban & Regional Planning

at Florida State University

Global | Dynamic | Engaged | Connected | Community Oriented | Transformative

We are Florida’s oldest and largest planning program. We have the top-ranked master’s program in Florida and a Top 25 ranked master’s program nationally, according to the latest rankings published by Planetizen. 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.

DURP offers students the flexibility to develop a self-designed specialization from the vast field of planning. 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. Our graduates plan locally and globally, and everywhere in between.


with an internationally focused curriculum and unique study abroad opportunities


with a broad interdisciplinary curriculum tailored to meet your interests

Community Oriented

with small classes, individual attention, and a community of faculty, staff, and students


with a network of alumni and extensive professional experience and development


with the community through practical and applied projects


of individual students and broader society with a focus on justice, equity, and resilience

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.


We provide planning education to a community of master’s students and doctoral students across five specializations:

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