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Landscape architecture and urban planning scholars often lead their respective fields nationally and internationally. These scholars provide the foundation for endeavors in the URSC program. They have ongoing research programs in fields related to environmental hazards, sustainability, housing and community development, health and wellbeing and transportation.

Read about faculty emphasis areas and research interests in the Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Sciences Handbook.

Core Faculty

Affiliate Faculty

Faculty Eligibility for Committee 

Doctoral students may work with any member of the department’s graduate faculty, which include all tenure-track and tenured faculty, as well as a few non tenure-track faculty who have petitioned and been added to the graduate faculty. It is the policy of the program that only tenured/tenure-track faculty members holding a Ph.D. can chair doctoral committees. These faculty are considered “core” faculty. The URSC also draws on resources other than core faculty. All tenure-track and professional-track faculty in the department, as well as affiliate faculty who are members of graduate faculty, may serve on, but not chair, doctoral committees as either internal, or in some cases, external members (if they have primary appointments in other departments).