A Program as Complex as Today's Cities Are Complicated
NYU Wagner's Master of Urban Planning program brings students into direct contact with the critical urban challenges of our time. Today's urban planners must balance development, community needs and social justice, provision of critical public services, sustainability and security.
Housed within a school of public service, rather than a school of architecture, the Master of Urban Planning program uses the broader contexts of policy, management and finance to prepare students with the critical thinking they need to succeed in urban design, land use, economic and community development, housing, and environmental and infrastructure planning.
NYU Wagner is at the forefront of the vital issues and debates about the future of cities, and the program presents myriad opportunities to obtain and practice the skills needed to confront these challenges, in New York and beyond.
Urban Planning Student Association Exhibit
Noah Levine MUP, Spring 2010 Village People 2006 The list of notable residents from Greenwich Village is long and diverse. This piece illustrates how the character of a place stems from those that call it home.
Amy Faust MUP, Spring 2011 Queensboro Bridge bike path One of my first bike rides in New York. A lone little cyclist (look closely in the center) looks to be pedaling through a dominating metal canyon.
Alberto Orozco MUP, Spring 2011 Wonder-Roof Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY The intricacies of Brooklyn’s iconic water tank silhouette and an old flat roof-top retaining water while contrasting with the bright backlight of a city that never sleeps.
Maulin Mehta MUP, Spring 2010 Boston’s Big Dig Having grown up in New Jersey and driving 3-4 hours a day, it was nice to have a smooth ride to Boston. The tunnel made me feel like I was in a video game; good thing I wasn’t driving!
Julie Simon MUP, Spring 2011 Atrani, Italy In the months I lived in Italy and in several trips back, I have never seen a bus stop shelter before. Yet, in this tiny beach town where all the buses pick up and drop off in the town center (with no bus shelter), I found one along the scenic drive.
Sandra Rothbard MUP, Spring 2010 Times Square Station As the busiest subway station in NYC, Times Square offers several opportunities to lose yourself amongst platforms, underground stores, and harried travelers.
Ariana Karamallis MacPherson MUP, Winter 2011 Running in the Bo-Kaap Cape Town, South Africa During apartheid the largely Muslim community in the Bo-Kaap neighborhood resisted resettlement and painted their homes bright colors—still preserved today—to symbolize their presence in the city.
Empire Award for Leadership in Affordable HousingNew York Housing ConferenceUrban Planning.
Paul SmokeThe process, and the politics, of central-government decentralization in developing countriesInternational Development.
Dennis C. SmithWhy is crime still going down in New York City?Justice.
Ed Koch and the Rebuilding of New York CityFormer Mayor Ed Koch hails public service careers in NYU Wagner discussionUrban Planning.
Ingrid Gould EllenDoes subsidized housing improve communities?Urban Planning.
How can major cities reduce automobile congestion and pollution?Transportation.
Martha Kenton & Noah LevineCapstone Client: Office of the Brooklyn Borough PresidentUrban Planning.
Hilary BallonThe Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011Urban Planning.
Andrew MurrayCapstone Client: Village of Ossining, Westchester County Department of PlanningUrban Planning.
Affiliated Centers & Institutes
- Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP)
- Furman Center for Real Estate & Urban Policy
- Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems
- Marron Institute
- Rudin Center for Tansportation Policy and Management
- Stern Urbanization Project
- Wagner Mobility
- Urban Planning Student Association (UPSA)
- Wagner Environmental Policy and Action (WEPA)
- Wagner Transportation Association (WTA)
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Graduates of Wagner's international planning specialization leave well prepared to work with governments, international development agencies and community-based NGOs working on sub-national development issues.
Shaun Donovan, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, is the keynote speaker at NYU Wagner's 50th Anniversary celebration of the Urban Planning program. Click here to view more photos of the celebration.