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Explore the beauty of our UIC campus in the heart of downtown Chicago and meet 11 inspiring students who are taking full advantage of all that UIC has to offer as Chicago’s ground-breaking public research university. Meet CUPPA Public Policy Minor Maxxwell Guffey and see where you belong at UIC.

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UIC Urban Planning & Public Affairs

We are the University of Illinois System's home for the study of public policy and contemporary urban challenges.

Explore majors and minors designed to help you make the places we live better.

CUPPA's two undergraduate majors, public policy and urban studies, will give you tangible skills when you graduate.

Meet our dean, Dr. Stacey Swearingen White Heading link

CUPPA Faculty and Staff welcomed the seventh dean of the college, Stacey Swearingen White, on July 1, 2022. Watch MUPP Alum Annie Howard interview Dean Swearingen White.

Jan 25 2024

From small border towns to global connecting hubs in the Americas: the socio-spatial impacts of transit migration through Meteti and Necocli

Thursday, 10:00 am–11:30 am
Jan 30 2024

UPP's Housing Justice Panel and Reception Honoring the Legacy of UPP Professor Janet Smith

Tuesday, 5:30 pm–8:00 pm America/Chicago
National Museum of Mexican Art
Feb 21 2024

Shifting Priorities, and how private development is transforming aid, governance, and daily life in the West Bank

Wednesday, 10:00 am–11:30 am
Mar 14 2024

Rebuilding Community and Post-Conflict Urbanization: A Study of Social Housing Neighborhoods in Colombia

Thursday, 10:00 am–11:30 am
Apr 4 2024

“They’ll take your house, your car, your papers”: A historical and ethnographic (re)investigation of systemic barriers to economic mobility and access to justice on the US-Mexico Border

Thursday, 10:00 am–11:30 am