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Fridays in UPP

On most Fridays, there's something happening midday in UPP. Friday Forum is an occasional lecture series focused on research in Urban Planning and Policy. UPP Next is a professional development series targeted to MUPP students. All events take place in Room 110 CUPPA Hall at noon, unless otherwise noted. Light lunch is served. Directions to UPP and travel information are at the bottom of the page. A full schedule is below the details of the next event.

Friday, October 10 at noon
Room 110 CUPPA Hall, 412 S. Peoria St.
Friday Forum: Erin Lavin Cabonargi, Executive Director, Public Building Commission. The Public Building Commission plans, designs and builds facilities that reflect the highest standards of environmental and economic sustainability through partnerships that demonstrate how the public development process creates world-class facilities that are changing and reshaping communities and lives. More info here.

Friday, October 17 at noon
Room 110 CUPPA Hall, 412 S. Peoria St.
UPP Next: Planning your Masters Project
A panel discussion of faculty and alumni to discuss how to plan for and make the most of this requirement. Lots of tips, tricks, do's and don'ts....good for first and second year MUPPs.

Friday, November 7, 2014 at noon
Room 110, CUPPA Hall, 412 S. Peoria St.
UPP Visit Day for students applying for Spring 2014.
For more information or to RSVP please email

Schedule of Meetings and Events

UPP faculty meetings
All meetings are at 10 a.m. in Room 262 unless otherwise indicated.
August 29
October 3
November 7
December 5
January 16
February 6-7 (Faculty retreat, off-site)
March 6
April 3
May 1

Directions to UPP

The Department of Urban Planning & Policy is located on the University of Illinois at Chicago campus at 412 S. Peoria in CUPPA Hall. Peoria is two blocks west of Halsted, and our office building is on the southwest corner of Peoria and Van Buren Streets. Van Buren is just north of the Eisenhower expressway (I-290). You can view general travel directions to campus, and directions via public transportation on the Blue Line of the CTA Rapid Transit. Walk south across Harrison St. after exiting the UIC/Halsted stop to the center of campus, and north to CUPPA Hall. You can download more detailed directions (pdf) about getting to UPP and view the Eastside Visitor's Map on UIC's map page.