Welcome to Georgetown University’s Urban & Regional Planning program! Our mission is to prepare aspiring leaders to become professional urban planners who are ready to take on the many unprecedented challenges in cities around the world. We believe that urban planners are professional executives and representatives of community, who work across disciplines and the scales of neighborhoods, towns, cities, and metropolitan regions—and do so in an ethical and transparent manner.
Housed within the state-of-the-art Georgetown downtown D.C. campus, we are situated within one of the most important cities in the world—Washington, D.C.—a vibrant urban marketplace with deep traditions of civic planning and many local, national, and international organizations engaged in helping to forge sustainable communities. We believe that when urban planners combine knowledge, expertise, and civic leadership, they can deliver outcomes for communities that very often defy conventional wisdom.
On behalf of our distinguished faculty, I welcome you to reach out to us, come visit us, or participate in one of our many special events. Beyond being an assembly of students, faculty, and alumni, our program represents a vibrant community of practice and a global network of mission-driven professionals. We are embedded in a global university and situated within one of the most important cities in the world, where decisions shaping the future of cities are debated on a daily basis.
I cannot imagine a better learning environment.
With warm regards,
Uwe S. Brandes, M.Arch
Faculty Director and Professor of the Practice, Urban & Regional Planning
Faculty Director, Georgetown Global Cities Initiative
Uwe S. Brandes is professor of the practice, faculty director of the Urban & Regional ...
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Guidance Related to COVID-19
Updated Monday, February 1st, 2021 at 11:19 AM EST
Georgetown University remains open and dedicated to excellence in providing key services to our community. All in-person courses continue through distance instruction. All staff and faculty who normally work at the 640 Massachusetts Ave NW campus are teleworking and are available virtually.