What do we think we're doing?
The short answer is that we are trying to make the places we live better for everyone. That can mean different things to different people and there are certainly many ways to go about it. And that's really why there is a UIC CUPPA.
We look at the history, theory, and practice of why we live where we do and what we need in the places we live. We add that to our new research, new data, and new information. After that, we remember our dreams. We get creative and use our imaginations. Finally, we share our work to help residents go about making things as fair as they can be, get through the tough times if and when they happen, and be prosperous.
We believe in our mission. We promote just, resilient, and livable communities.
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The CUPPA Strategic Plan
The CUPPA Faculty approved, Strategic Thinking for 2023 and Beyond, by unanimous vote on May 15, 2020. Download the Strategic Thinking Plan here.
2024 Strategic Planning Process
For everything you need to know about the 2024 CUPPA Strategic Planning Process, please visit https://cuppa.uic.edu/about/the-cuppa-2024-strategic-plan/
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Subscribe to CUPPA10 Weekly E-Newsletter
CUPPA10 is your weekly list of events and updates in and around the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs during the fall and spring academic semesters. Additional CUPPA news updates can be found at cuppa.uic.edu. For more articles, news, and events, follow us on our Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter! Subscriptions to CUPPA10 also receive the CUPPA Magazine mailed to all provided street addresses once per year.
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CUPPA’s two undergraduate programs have 130 students. Our five graduate programs have 375 students. That means personalized attention from the faculty and staff across the college.
Thirty-four full time faculty members teach our undergraduate and graduate classes. Adjunct faculty members hired specifically for their expertise in a particular topic in the Chicago metropolitan region are added for special course topics.
Our very own building, CUPPA Hall adjoins our Art and Exhibition Hall, which serves as the home for our contemporary, technologically enhanced classrooms. Our building also supports meeting rooms, computer labs, lounges, and discussion spaces for students 24/7. In the final stages of completion, CUPPA Hall underwent renovations totaling over $7 million.