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School of Urban & Regional Planning

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1989 (as the Department of Urban & Regional Planning)
Degree Programs
Master of Urban & Regional Planning
Bachelor of Urban & Regional Planning
Bachelor of Urban Design
SURP has 7 distinguished faculty that specialize in areas as diverse as transportation systems, economic development, urban and community design, disaster planning and hazard assessment, globalization, metropolitan growth, urban mobility, environmental planning, sea-level rise vulnerability assessment, governance, and housing and community development.
Current Students by Degree:
MURP: 34
BURP: 60
BUD: 57
Current Students by Gender:
Male: 55%
Female: 45%
Degrees Produced in 2012-2013:
MURP: 15
BURP: 38
BUD: 14
Complete Degree Program Tuition Rates (as of 2012-2013):
In-State Out-of-State
MURP (48 total credit hours): $17,751 $49,190
AICP (Professional Planner Certification) Attainment of Alumni That Take the AICP Exam (in the last four years):
MURP graduates (within 3 yrs of graduation): 62%
Alumni Employment in Planning-Related Field Within One Year of Graduation (estimate):
MURP: 80%
Student Achievements:

SURP measures student achievement in the context of the school’s mission and its goals for student education.

Mission: The Mission of the Master of Urban and Regional Planning Program is, through excellence in education, to prepare graduate students to successfully assume positions in planning and allied fields, and ultimately become leaders in improving urban regions and the planning enterprise through the recognition and use of multi-scalar approaches and knowledge of system interaction and planning activities.

Goal: Graduating students will demonstrate conceptual and technical mastery of core planning material, as evidenced through applications directed at addressing real-world planning problems.

Measure of Student Achievement: 90% of graduating MURP students received a rating of 4 (very good) or 5 (excellent) on self-directed professional planning projects, demonstrating full conceptual and technical mastery of planning material, as evidenced through applications directed towards a real-world planning problem.

Projects completed in 2012/2013 include:

  • Alternative Techniques for Preventing Intracoastal Waterway Erosion in South Florida
  • Building Local Assets with Housing: East Little Havana Opportunities
  • Creating Accessibility and Value in Wellington, Florida’s Midtown District
  • Designing a Strong Connection: The Oakland Park and Wilton Manor Corridor
  • Developing Improved Retail and Service Business Clusters
  • Economic Development Strategies for East Little Havana
  • Florida’s Missing Link: A Feasibility Study for the East Coast Greenway Trail System through St. Lucie County.
  • Fort Lauderdale Metropolitan Area EV Infrastructure Plan
  • Food Deserts in Delray Beach
  • Gateway Revived: Planning for Livability through Transportation and Land Use
  • Growth Management Tool for Promoting Sustainable Development in Exurban Regions
  • The Kendall Metro-Center: An Urban Planning and Design Proposal.
  • Making Northeast Little Havana Big Again: A Redevelopment Plan for Northeast Little Havana
  • Making Sense of Sea-Level Rise: A public Participation GIS Web Application Framework for End-Users and Policy Makers
  • Restoring Safety and the Sand: A Plan for the Redevelopment in A1A in Fort Lauderdale following Superstorm Sandy
  • Social and Economic Vulnerabilities in Fort Lauderdale due to Sea Level Rise
  • A Solar Plan for South Florida
  • Selective Revitalization: Urban Revitalization and Socio-Economic Segregation in Delray Beach, Florida.
  • Urban Design Measures for Predicting Fatal Crash Incidence: An Evaluation of the City of Hialeah.

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