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Prepare for a career building just, resilient, and livable cities with a major or minor in Urban Studies or a minor in Geographic Information Science (GIS).

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Open House

Friday, December 2, 12:00--5:00 p.m.
Open House for applicants and admitted MUPP students. Lunch with faculty, presentations on MUPP curriculum, campus tour and interaction with current students. Location TBA. Please RSVP to upp@uic.edu

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Welcome UPP's new head!

We welcome Dr. Zorica Nedovic-Budic, arriving at UIC in January, as the new Urban Planning and Policy department head. Dr. Nedovic-Budic comes from University College Dublin (Ireland) and focuses her research areas in GIS and spatial technologies.