In the heart of the Pacific Northwest,

our proximity to Seattle places us in an exciting, urban laboratory for smart growth, sustainability practices and major transportation projects. The natural and urban amenities of this region make it a lively and livable environment, ideal for learning and practicing planning, development and design.

This page contains numerous resources for prospective and enrolled students in the Department of Urban Design and Planning, from job opportunities to course syllabi and beyond.

MUP Alumni Positions

Interested to know what kind of jobs are available to graduates of our Master of Urban Planning program? Please review our MUP Alumni Positions list to see a representative sampling.

Recommended Reading List

The Reading and Resource List contains listings of books and resources about planning, design, cities, people, urbanism, etc. It is an evolving list compiled by the Department faculty with contributions from students. Prospective and enrolled students are encouraged to read, peruse, challenge, discuss, and use resources from this list. Material with equity or cultural diversity content is indicated with an asterisk(*).

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Common Planning Acronyms

Below is a list of common planning-related acronyms used in the MUP program.

Common Planning Acronyms