City and Regional Planning

University of California, Berkeley

Overview

The mission of the Department of City and Regional Planning is to improve equity, the economy and the environment in neighborhoods, communities, cities, and metropolitan regions by creating knowledge and engagement through our teaching, research, and service. We aim to design and create cities, infrastructure, and public services that are sustainable, affordable, enjoyable, and accessible to all.

Wisely and successfully intervening in the public realm, whether locally, nationally, or globally, is a challenge. Our urban future is complex and rapidly changing. Resource scarcity and conflict, technological innovation, retrofitting of existing built environments, and social empowerment will alter the ways in which planning has conventionally been carried out. We believe the planning academy has a special responsibility to always address social justice, equity, and ethics; to teach and research means of public participation, collective decision making, and advocacy; and to focus on reforming institutions, urban governance, policy, and planning practices to make these goals possible.

Our undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as faculty research and community service activities, address social justice, equity, and ethics; innovative means of public participation, collective decision making, and advocacy; and ways to reform institutions, urban governance, policy, and planning practices. Faculty research harnesses the latest methods and data, ranging from ethnography to sophisticated 3-D simulations and visualization. Faculty expertise is diverse and includes sustainable transportation and land use, economic development, urban health and social policy, environmental assessment and sustainability, global urbanization and poverty, and urban design for livable places.

Lecture Series

The Department of City and Regional Planning sponsors lecture series, which offers students the opportunity to hear internationally acclaimed speakers. These speakers often also participate in classes and seminars as part of their visit to campus. For a schedule of speakers and events in this lecture series, see the College of Environmental Design website.

Undergraduate Programs

Urban Studies: BA
City Planning: Minor
Geospatial Information Science and Technology:  Minor (offered in conjunction with the College of Natural Resources)

Graduate Programs

City and Regional Planning: Master of City Planning (MC.P.), and Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning

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Courses

City and Regional Planning

Faculty and Instructors

* Indicates this faculty member is the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award.

Faculty

Charisma Acey, Associate Professor. Water, sanitation, basic services delivery, poverty alleviation, environmental sustainability, environmental justice, urban governance, participatory planning, community-based development, international development, development planning, sustainable development, African studies.
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Sai Balakrishnan, Assistant Professor. New Spatial Forms of Urbanization, Land-use changes.
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Teresa Caldeira, Professor. Comparative urban studies, urbanization in the global south, social theory, ethnography qualitative methodology.
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Daniel Chatman, Associate Professor. Transportation, urban planning, travel behavior, immigration, housing, agglomeration.
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Stephen J. Collier, Professor. Social welfare transformation, infrastructure, neoliberalism and governmental rationality, emergency government in the United States, urban vulnerability and resilience, insurance and climate change .
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Jason Corburn, Professor. Urban health, informal settlements, global public health, urban climate change, environmental impact assessment, mediation, environmental justice.
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Karen T. Frick, Associate Professor. Transportation policy and planning, major infrasctructure projects, American politics and conservative views about planning.
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Marta Gonzalez, Associate Professor. Data Science, computer modeling.
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Zoe Hamstead, Assistant Professor. Environmental planning, climate planning, sustainability and resilience, environmental and climate justice, geographic and spatial analysis, urban policy and political economy, environmental governance, community engagement.
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Justin Hosbey, Assistant Professor.
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Zachary Lamb, Assistant Professor. Urban spatial politics, ecological design and uneven vulnerability to environmental hazards .
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Elizabeth S. Macdonald, Professor. Urban Design; History of Urban Form; Streets and Public Spaces; Urban Design & Sustainability.
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Ben Metcalf, Adjunct Professor.
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John Radke, Associate Professor. City and regional planning, landscape architecture and environmental planning, geographic information systems, database design and construction, spatial analysis, pattern recognition computational morphology.
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Carolina K. Reid, Associate Professor. Affordable housing, access to credit, foreclosures, community development, the Community Reinvestment Act, poverty, neighborhood change, homeownership and mortgage finance (with a focus on low-income and minority households).
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Daniel Rodriguez, Professor. Transportation Policy and Planning and Environmental Planning and Healthy Cities.
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Lecturers

Justin Bigelow, Lecturer.

Monica Guerra, Lecturer.

Michael Larice, Lecturer.

Margaretta Lin, Lecturer.

Deborah McKoy, Lecturer.

Susan Moffat, Lecturer.

Ricardo Huerta Nino, Lecturer.

Claire Parisa, Lecturer.

Ann Silverberg, Lecturer.

Kimberly Suczynski Smith, Lecturer.

Egon Terplan, Lecturer.

Emeritus Faculty

Nezar AlSayyad, Professor Emeritus.
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Edward J. Blakely, Professor Emeritus.
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Peter Bosselmann, Professor Emeritus.
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Manuel Castells, Professor Emeritus.
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Robert B. Cervero, Professor Emeritus.
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Karen Chapple, Professor Emerita.
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Karen Christensen, Professor Emerita.
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Stephen Cohen, Professor Emeritus.
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Frederick C. Collignon, Professor Emeritus.
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Elizabeth A. Deakin, Professor Emerita.
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Michael Dear, Professor Emeritus.
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David Dowall, Professor Emeritus.
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Carol J. Galante, Professor Emerita.
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Allan Jacobs, Professor Emeritus.
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Raymond Lifchez, Professor Emeritus.
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Michael Southworth, Professor Emeritus.
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Michael Teitz, Professor Emeritus.
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Irene Tinker, Professor Emerita.
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Martin Wachs, Professor Emeritus.
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Paul Waddell, Professor Emeritus.
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Jennifer Wolch, Professor Emerita.
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Contact Information

Department of City and Regional Planning

228 Bauer Wurster Hall

Phone: 510-642-3256

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Department Chair

Daniel Chatman

228 Bauer Wurster Hall

dcrpchair@berkeley.edu

Master of City Planning (M.C.P.) Faculty Advisor

Carolina Reid

c_reid@berkeley.edu

Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning Faculty Advisor

Stephen Collier

stephenjcollier@berkeley.edu

Graduate Advisor (M.C.P. and Ph.D.)

TBA

Undergraduate Major Head, Minor Program Faculty Advisor

Charisma Acey

charisma.acey@berkeley.edu

Urban Studies Major Advisor, Program Advisor

Kristian Dawson

250 Bauer Wurster Hall

kristian.dawson@berkeley.edu

Director, Office of Undergraduate Advising

Omar Ramirez

250 Bauer Wurster Hall

oramirez@berkeley.edu

CED Career Services

Dinorah Meyer

http://ced.berkeley.edu/ced/students/career/

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