University of Illinois at Chicago College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
The College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs (CUPPA) is a nationally recognized innovator in education, research, and engagement in support of the nation's cities and metropolitan areas at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Illinois. Its adherence to a unique blend of basic research, university-community engagement, policy analysis, and profession-based graduate programs attracts the best and brightest students and reinforces the connections between its research centers and its academic programs.
The College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs (CUPPA) at UIC includes eight research centers and institutes:
- The Center for Urban Economic Development (CUED),
- The Great Cities Institute (GCI),
- The Urban Data Visualization Lab (UDVL),
- The Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy (IRRPP),
- The Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement (IPCE),
- The Nathalie P. Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement,
- The Science, Technology and Environmental Policy Laboratory,
- The Survey Research Laboratory (SRL),
- The Urban Transportation Center (UTC).
To provide innovative urban planning and public management education that puts engaged research to purposeful use at home and abroad.
- Striving for academic excellence and providing inspirational learning experiences for our students
- Making a contribution beyond the university that informs and empowers citizens,clients and communities in the neighborhood, city, region, state, nation and across the globe
- Respect for the unique individual contributions of faculty to scholarship, students to learning, and staff to service with a concern for each member's intellectual and professional development
- Encouraging cultural diversity in the composition of faculty, staff and students given the importance of multi-cultural understanding for effective governance of a rapidly urbanizing world
- Collaboration that crosses disciplines, programs and other institutional divides to generate more successful inquiry, learning, and service outcomes than insulated approaches
- Innovation in the pursuit of new resources and responsibility in the stewardship of existing ones
- Learning that anticipates future needs and crafts sustainable solutions
CUPPA's Public Administration and Urban Planning and Policy programs consist of more than 500 students from all walks of life. Some have professional experience in either field and some have an established work history in unrelated fields. Still others migrate from traditional undergraduate programs into master's coursework and from master's programs into the PhD coursework.
The University of Illinois at Chicago maintains no ethnic majority, and CUPPA has students and/or alumni representing almost every continent on the globe.
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