Acting Chair: John Kiefer

Within our department we integrate the strategic intellectual and problem-solving resources of five independent yet related academic program areas: Bachelor of Science in Urban Studies and Planning, Master of Science in Transportation, Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning, Master of Science in Urban Studies and the Ph.D. in Urban Studies. We house the University of New Orleans Transportation Institute (UNOTI) and the Center for Hazards Assessment, Response & Technology (CHART) that work across our primary program areas to employ knowledge and experience in addressing important urban issues. We envision a world where engaged citizens and government work together to improve their communities, where leaders adopt social innovations to look beyond conventional remedies to solve urban problems, where environmental sustainability is as valued as dynamic economic development, where diverse populations are consulted in decisions that affect them, and where nations work from a foundation of equity and opportunity to resolve global issues. Our students, alumni and faculty possess enormous courage, dedication, and resolve to improve the quality of life for people in our community.


Browse the Department of Planning and Urban Studies Collections:

College of Urban and Public Affairs (CUPA) Working Papers, 1991-2000

Planning and Urban Studies Faculty Publications

Planning and Urban Studies Reports and Presentations

UNO Transportation Institute Publications