UIC College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs

UIC College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs The College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs is a nationally recognized innovator in education, research, and engagement in support of the nation's cities and metropolitan areas.
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We build just, resilient, and livable communities. The college has:

• Majors in Public Policy and Urban Studies

• Minors in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Sustainable Cities, Public Policy, and Urban Studies.

• Masters Degrees in City Design, Civic Analytics, Public Administration, Public Policy, and Urban Planning and Policy

• Dual Degree Program in Urban Planning and Policy and Public Health

• Joint Bachelors and Masters Degree Programs

• Accelerated Masters Degrees in City Design and Public Administration

• Doctor of Philosophy Degrees in Public Administration and Urban Planning and Policy

• Certificate Programs in Geospatial Analysis and Visualization, Public Transit Planning and Management, and Survey Research Methodology

• Over 500 current students

• Links with more than 250 public service organizations and private companies in the Chicago area who host CUPPA students in internships each year

• 40 tenure and research faculty

• Over 300 full and part time employees

• Over 3,500 alumni

• Eight research centers and institutes

• Extensive international links with urban planning and public administration research institutes worldwide

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Happy Earth Day! Earlier this week, CUPPA students and staff gathered on UIC’s Day of Service to volunteer their time at...
04/22/2021

Happy Earth Day! Earlier this week, CUPPA students and staff gathered on UIC’s Day of Service to volunteer their time at two local community gardens: North Lawndale Triangle Garden and El Yunque Community Garden. Students helped clean the garden after winter, preparing the gardens for the summer ahead. 🌻🌼🌷 #earthday #UICdayofservice

Happy Earth Day! Earlier this week, CUPPA students and staff gathered on UIC’s Day of Service to volunteer their time at two local community gardens: North Lawndale Triangle Garden and El Yunque Community Garden. Students helped clean the garden after winter, preparing the gardens for the summer ahead. 🌻🌼🌷 #earthday #UICdayofservice

Join us tomorrow for service, socializing and sunshine. We reserved two community garden sites for CUPPA as part of UIC ...
04/16/2021

Join us tomorrow for service, socializing and sunshine. We reserved two community garden sites for CUPPA as part of UIC service day this Saturday and we still have spots left.

We will be at these garden sites from 9:30am-1pm:
El Yunque Community Garden: 1459 N Artesian Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
North Lawndale Triangle Garden: 4226 Ogden Ave, Chicago, IL 60623

CUPPA students, staff, faculty (and family members) are all welcome to join. We will wear masks and otherwise practice COVID-19 safety. To participate, please reach out to Brenda Parker ([email protected]) or Kate Lowe ([email protected]).

Join us tomorrow for service, socializing and sunshine. We reserved two community garden sites for CUPPA as part of UIC service day this Saturday and we still have spots left.

We will be at these garden sites from 9:30am-1pm:
El Yunque Community Garden: 1459 N Artesian Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
North Lawndale Triangle Garden: 4226 Ogden Ave, Chicago, IL 60623

CUPPA students, staff, faculty (and family members) are all welcome to join. We will wear masks and otherwise practice COVID-19 safety. To participate, please reach out to Brenda Parker ([email protected]) or Kate Lowe ([email protected]).

As we wrap up our #MinorWithCUPPA series, we wanted to highlight one of our most popular minors, Public Policy. Students...
04/05/2021
Minor in Public Policy | College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs | University of Illinois at Chicago

As we wrap up our #MinorWithCUPPA series, we wanted to highlight one of our most popular minors, Public Policy. Students pursuing a minor in Public Policy will deepen their understanding of public problems, policy solutions, and their own role as individual citizens in the policy environment. Students can select electives to focus their minor on a substantive policy area of their choice (e.g. environmental policy, urban policy, crime and justice policy, etc.) https://cuppa.uic.edu/academics/pa/pa-programs/minor-public-policy/

Minor in Public Policy Addressing the “big” problems in society such as education reform, crime reduction, poverty alleviation, and human rights require the input of business, government, and nonprofit actors in a complex environment. The private, public, and nonprofit sectors are increasingly i...

Fascinated by the millions of moving pieces that make up a city? Ever wonder how neighborhoods develop (or break down)? ...
04/03/2021
Minor in Urban Studies | College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs | University of Illinois at Chicago

Fascinated by the millions of moving pieces that make up a city? Ever wonder how neighborhoods develop (or break down)? Consider minoring in Urban Studies to gain further understanding of our own backyard here in Chicago as well as how cities grow https://cuppa.uic.edu/academics/upp/upp-programs/minor-urban-studies/ #MinorWithCUPPA

Minor in Urban Studies The minor in Urban Studies provides students in many disciplines the opportunity to gain further understanding of urban phenomena, the complex interactions between local and global forces, and the needs and opportunities of Chicago and other “Great Cities” historically, in...

Ever wonder how we can help make city’s more livable and sustainable? Look no further than the Minor in Sustainable Citi...
03/31/2021
Minor in Sustainable Cities | College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs | University of Illinois at Chicago

Ever wonder how we can help make city’s more livable and sustainable? Look no further than the Minor in Sustainable Cities from CUPPA. This minor helps students from any college or major gain further understanding of urban sustainability. #MinorWithCUPPA

Minor in Sustainable Cities The Minor in Sustainable Cities provides students in many disciplines the opportunity to gain further understanding of the field of urban sustainability while introducing them to concepts and techniques relevant to all disciplines. The minor is open to students from any c...

With registration here - we’re continuing our #MinorWithCUPPA series with our third minor, in Geographic Information Sys...
03/29/2021
Minor in Geographic Information Systems | College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs | University of Illinois at Chicago

With registration here - we’re continuing our #MinorWithCUPPA series with our third minor, in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). This minor provides students in many disciplines the opportunity to gain further understanding of basic GIS concepts and mapmaking techniques relevant to all disciplines. https://cuppa.uic.edu/academics/upp/upp-programs/minor-gis/

Minor in Geographic Information Systems The Minor in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provides students in many disciplines the opportunity to gain further understanding of basic GIS concepts and mapmaking techniques relevant to all disciplines. The minor is open to students from any college or....

Next up in our #MinorWithCUPPA series we’re highlighting another brand-new minor: Nonprofit Management. With a Minor in ...
03/25/2021

Next up in our #MinorWithCUPPA series we’re highlighting another brand-new minor: Nonprofit Management. With a Minor in Nonprofit Management, students will gain valuable insight into the financial and managerial aspects of nonprofit organizations, gaining essential skills like fundraising, advocacy, managing paid staff and volunteers, and funding. Essential to 21st century community building, understanding these organizations will give students a competitive edge upon graduation.

Kicking off our #MinorWithCUPPA series, we wanted to highlight a brand new minor coming to CUPPA: Civic Analytics. As ci...
03/19/2021

Kicking off our #MinorWithCUPPA series, we wanted to highlight a brand new minor coming to CUPPA: Civic Analytics. As cities become increasingly complex, public sector employees rely on skills in data analysis and advanced information technology.] With this minor, students will gain valuable skills in coding, data collection, and visualization. With coursework that grounds students in the practical and theoretical dimensions of these issues, graduates will be well-prepared to make a difference in both the public and technology spheres, complementing their other areas of study. #datascience #civictech #civicanalytics

With Fall registration fast approaching, we’re going to highlight all six of CUPPA’s offered minors, including two brand...
03/18/2021

With Fall registration fast approaching, we’re going to highlight all six of CUPPA’s offered minors, including two brand-new ones, on our social media channels over the next two weeks. #MinorWithCUPPA

FRIDAY Join LPODER, WPPA, SBUP, and UPPSA on March 12th at noon for the Urban Innovation Symposium! The event is virtual...
03/10/2021

FRIDAY Join LPODER, WPPA, SBUP, and UPPSA on March 12th at noon for the Urban Innovation Symposium! The event is virtual, free, and open to the public.

Speakers come from a wide variety of backgrounds and will participate on panels addressing racial and gender equity in planning, global environmental issues at the city level, and envisioning creative urban policies. Our keynote speaker will be Katanya Raby from the Al Raby Foundation and the City of Chicago.

Want to attend? Register here: https://buff.ly/37Zn63v

Save the date! The 2021 Urban Forum takes on the complex topic of closing the wealth gap by focusing on equity. Equity a...
03/04/2021

Save the date! The 2021 Urban Forum takes on the complex topic of closing the wealth gap by focusing on equity. Equity aims to give everyone what is needed to succeed by addressing the historical and structural barriers that have created the gap in the first place. Online registration will be available in mid-March. https://buff.ly/2NHCrix

TOMORROW Join IPCE for "Creating a Toolkit for Youth Democratic Action in Schools". Learn how participatory budgeting (P...
03/02/2021

TOMORROW Join IPCE for "Creating a Toolkit for Youth Democratic Action in Schools".

Learn how participatory budgeting (PB) has been implemented in schools throughout Chicago to give students real power over real money through a democratic process and how these experiences have shaped a participatory actions research process to create a new PB in Schools Toolkit. The Toolkit was created through a collaboration of PB experts and Chicago Public School administrators and teachers. It will make PB easier to implement in schools across a wide variety of models and contexts.

Register for the zoom link here: https://buff.ly/380xGHx

Alumni Volunteers Needed!On Friday, March 5th, we are sponsoring a full day of professional development for CUPPA gradua...
02/18/2021
CUPPA Alumni Association Professional Development Day

Alumni Volunteers Needed!

On Friday, March 5th, we are sponsoring a full day of professional development for CUPPA graduate students - MUPPs and MPAs. We need your help!

The students have the day off, and we want to provide them with a full day's worth of connections and opportunities. Think mock interviews, career panels, and the always popular resume workshop. The timing couldn't be better as many students will be applying for summer internships shortly thereafter.

This has been an unusual time for the students. Virtual learning has now spanned two academic years! As we all had, they haven't had the camaraderie that is actually networking. Hopefully a day of contact with CUPPA alumni can help simulate that.

Please use the Google sign-up form below to indicate your interest and availability for the March 5th professional development day.

When: Friday, March 5, 2021 Where: Virtual! Dear CUPPA Alumni, We invite you to indicate your interest in participating in a professional development day for current CUPPA graduate students. As we are unable to congregate in person, a day's worth of programming and connections is a great way to help...

ICYMI: The College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs launched the Last Mile Fund! This fund supports undergraduate st...
02/18/2021

ICYMI: The College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs launched the Last Mile Fund! This fund supports undergraduate students who have financial issues preventing registration for their final classes. If you are interested in joining us with a generous and tax-deductible gift, please visit our giving page and select “UIC CUPPA Last Mile Fund for Current Use.” https://bit.ly/3rupAhC

Happy Mardi Gras! We miss sharing paczki in Room 105 of CUPPA Hall today but hope to see you soon. Laissez les bons temp...
02/16/2021

Happy Mardi Gras! We miss sharing paczki in Room 105 of CUPPA Hall today but hope to see you soon. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

@rabyfoundation in partnership with CUPPA, presents The Color Tax: Origins of the Modern Day Racial Wealth Gap, Episode ...
02/15/2021

@rabyfoundation in partnership with CUPPA, presents The Color Tax: Origins of the Modern Day Racial Wealth Gap, Episode 3 of the powerful five-part documentary series, Shame of Chicago. Register for the screening on Feb 18 at 6pm here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/the-al-raby-foundation/register

The Color Tax tells the story of how a system of predatory home contract sales during the 1950s and 60s plundered enormous sums of wealth from the pockets of black families seeking the American dream of homeownership. In a compelling narrative format, The Color Tax documents who peddled the contracts, how and why they were allowed to do it, and what happened when black families organized to fight back in one of Chicago’s most heart-wrenching and perilous campaigns for racial and economic justice.

Happy Valentine’s Day from CUPPA! Honor someone you love this week by giving to CUPPA’s new “Last Mile Fund”, to help st...
02/14/2021

Happy Valentine’s Day from CUPPA! Honor someone you love this week by giving to CUPPA’s new “Last Mile Fund”, to help students with financial holds completely their coursework. Donate here: https://bit.ly/3rupAhC

“Together, we are finishing that last mile with these talented and promising students.” said Dean Pagano. Consider givin...
02/12/2021

“Together, we are finishing that last mile with these talented and promising students.” said Dean Pagano. Consider giving to the CUPPA Last Mile Fund, to help students in financial need complete their final coursework: https://bit.ly/3rupAhC

The College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs is thrilled to announce the Last Mile Fund! Established in January 2021...
02/10/2021

The College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs is thrilled to announce the Last Mile Fund! Established in January 2021, support for undergraduate students who have financial issues preventing registration for their final classes. If you are interested in joining us with a generous and tax-deductible gift, please visit our giving page and select “UIC CUPPA Last Mile Fund for Current Use.” https://bit.ly/3rupAhC

We're excited to present our first Alumni Profile of 2021 featuring MUPP Alum Simon Sadinsky!Simon Sadinsky was already ...
02/05/2021

We're excited to present our first Alumni Profile of 2021 featuring MUPP Alum Simon Sadinsky!

Simon Sadinsky was already drawn to Chicago before he became a UIC CUPPA student. As an undergraduate studying political science at Colorado College, Sadinsky had the opportunity to spend a semester studying in Chicago. His eyes were opened by the inspiration that it offered to someone interested in understanding cities better. After moving to Chicago upon graduation and working at a non-profit to re-engage out of school young people, Sadinsky enrolled in CUPPA’s Master of Urban Planning and Policy (MUPP) program specializing in community development. Immediately, he found a community spirit in the program he says he hasn’t found elsewhere, driving his passion to engage in urban issues.

“There's a real sense of community within the program in a way that I haven't always experienced in other courses,” Sadinsky says. “Both in the academic community, but also just working with people who seemed incredibly engaged and interested in what they were doing, and interested in sharing their knowledge and experience.”

After completing his MUPP, Sadinsky moved to England to pursue another Master’s in Population and Development from the London School of Economics. Sadinsky drew upon the research work he had already begun at CUPPA, working at the intersection of social policy, population studies, and international development.

With these two programs under his belt, Sadinsky then worked for an international development organization, as well as a large nationwide community development organization in the United Kingdom. In 2013, he began work at The Prince’s Foundation, an international sustainable development and community building organization whose president is Prince Charles, HRH The Prince of Wales. While Sadinsky started at the foundation as a program officer, he has gradually taken on more responsibilities in the eight years since, and today, he serves as executive director, overseeing programs which annually reach thousands of people across the UK. Through a range of educational programming and practical delivery in the areas of community development, urbanism, farming and agriculture, traditional arts and crafts, and more, the foundation serves a broad constituency in the UK and beyond, creating unique opportunities and challenges that Sadinsky tackles daily.

On top of his work for the Prince Foundation, Sadinsky keeps busy with several other professional commitments. He sits on the Governing Board of the Global Centre on Healthcare and Urbanisation at Kellogg College, the University of Oxford; serves as a Chercheur Associe (Research Fellow) at the Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Architecture de Grenoble, Co-Chair of the Secretariat for the Commission on Creating Healthy Cities; and is a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Craft. A lifelong student, he’s also completing a part-time PhD in urban studies at the University of Glasgow.

For a position that requires significant engagement in many different forms of knowledge and practice, with a focus on the intersections between them, Sadinsky credits his time at UIC for helping him to think in interdisciplinary ways. Trying to make sense of sustainability as a broader practice with many different meanings in specific contexts, he has drawn upon the knowledge he gained at CUPPA to think in more supple and creative ways, never getting stuck in a narrow framework of thinking as he deals with the many issues that come up in his day-to-day work.

With projects tackling the challenges of natural resource depletion, global warming, and rapid global urbanization, Sadinsky and his colleagues are poised to offer much-needed thinking to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing our planet today, issues that continue to animate the experience of CUPPA students hoping to pursue similar paths in the future.

“It is my experience that we tend to learn things in curriculum vacuums, and I think what was interesting about CUPPA was that we really were operating across a range of levels,” Sadinsky says. “Now, in order to help create a more sustainable future, whether that’s in environmental terms or community development terms, I need to understand the relationships and the intersections between different areas and how they inform each other.”

Be a mentor to a novice planner even if your time is limited.  Spend 30 minutes each with three  graduating UIC MUPP Stu...
02/05/2021

Be a mentor to a novice planner even if your time is limited. Spend 30 minutes each with three graduating UIC MUPP Students to review their work and offer constructive advice on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 between 4:30 PM and 6:00 PM.

It is a great way to help students prepare for the job market and ensure that the they can compose practically relevant and professionally competent products. We will match you to a few students and offer a bit of counsel to help you do a portfolio review synchronously via Zoom.

We are particularly interested in making sure that students get advice from a diverse pool of experienced planners. Students will be developing careers in a wide range of planning-related occupations. Please contact Prof. Curt Winkle at [email protected] to express your interest in becoming a Portfolio Reviewer.

Take part in UIC Black History Month 2021 to celebrate the culture & contributions of Africans and African Americans and...
02/01/2021
UIC Black History Month 2021 | Center for Student Involvement | University of Illinois at Chicago

Take part in UIC Black History Month 2021 to celebrate the culture & contributions of Africans and African Americans and the central role of Black people in U.S. history. Details: go.uic.edu/BHM #UICBHM21

UIC Black History Month 2021 The UIC Black History Month 2021 Student Planning Committee welcomes students, faculty, and staff to partake in this year’s virtual recognition of Black History Month. Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by Africans and African Americans and a ...

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The University of Illinois at Chicago’s (UIC) College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs (CUPPA) is home to the Department of Public Administration and the Department of Urban Planning and Policy. In CUPPA, we help students match their hopes for the future with the skills and networks to make real change possible. We teach students to first understand the needs and strengths of communities, and then work together to improve them. In Chicago and around the world, we strive to create just, resilient, and livable communities.

The college has: • Majors in Public Policy and Urban Studies

• Minors in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Sustainable Cities, Public Policy, and Urban Studies. • Masters Degrees in City Design, Civic Analytics, Public Administration, Public Policy, and Urban Planning and Policy

• Dual Degree Program in Urban Planning and Policy and Public Health

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