Department Vision and Mission Statements

Values Statement


  • Inclusive: We create a supportive learning community based on a diverse group of faculty, staff, and students.
  • Engaged: We engage with and empower communities to build a more sustainable, equitable, resilient, and socially just world.
  • Transformative: We respond innovatively to complex planning challenges through our high-quality teaching, outstanding scholarship, and impactful service.

Vision Statement

FSU DURP is an inclusive academic community that documents, generates, and shares knowledge that inspires planners to foster sustainability, equity, resilience, and social justice. We aspire to be a top-10 planning program in the US.

Mission Statement

FSU DURP is a nurturing and diverse community that empowers students, staff, and faculty to achieve their full human potential. We educate the next generation of planning leaders to be technically adept, ethical, innovative, and culturally aware. Our cutting-edge research and engaged service transform planning scholarship and practice. We work with communities to foster sustainability, equity, resilience, and social justice.

Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Florida State University has developed a strategic plan for diversity and inclusion based on the premise that our graduates face an increasingly diverse world, community, and workplace in the future. To be better prepared to engage as planners, policymakers, analysts, and activists in that world, we have a responsibility to integrate diversity and inclusion into our department’s core activities of teaching, research, and service.