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Ciere Boatright, Chicago's new commissioner for planning and development, far right talking with three CUPPA undergraduate students after a class presentation.

MUPP Alum to Run Chicago Planning Department

Urban Planning and Policy 2016 graduate, Ciere Boatright, has been appointed commissioner for Chicago’s Department of Planning and Development by Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson. Her appointment will begin on Nov. 20. You can…

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UPP Prof on Chicago Transit Ridership

Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Policy Kate Lowe contributed to a story on WBEZ Chicago, How has Chicago transit ridership recovered from the pandemic? “Ridership in Chicago has not recovered the way…

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Congratulations to Our Award Winning CUPPA Students

Congratulations to our award winning CUPPA students recognized over the past year for their successes in academics, leadership, ingenuity and/or creativity! (If your award and name is missing from the list, please send the award information…

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CUPPA Programs Rank Among the Nation's Best

UIC’s College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs (CUPPA) continues to earn high marks for its graduate programs, most recently in U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 Best Graduate Schools rankings. The rankings,…

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UIC Urban Forum to Consider Chicago’s Next 50 years

Chicago was a different city when the University of Illinois Chicago founded its Department of Urban Planning and Policy in 1973. Manufacturing accounted for almost one-third of all jobs held by Chicago residents.…