In the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program at the University of Colorado Denver, students engage directly with our vibrant city, dynamic community, and magnificent landscape by working on real projects that make a real difference. Classes, studios and workshops give students the opportunity to partner with real-world clients on projects focused on a diverse range of planning topics, including riverfront and downtown revitalization, campus enhancements, green and connected infrastructure, affordable housing, mobility improvements, social equity, environmental justice, disaster recovery, adaptive reuse, and much more.
The Capstone project -- a semester-long endeavor that allows students to work on actual planning projects while still in graduate school -- gives students the opportunity to demonstrate the skills and knowledge they have gained throughout their MURP careers in a real-world professional context. These projects, the culmination of what the student has learned throughout the MURP program, cover a wide range of topics depending on the student's interest.
Below, read about the exciting work MURP students are doing in class and in their communities.
Principal Researchers:Korkut Onaran, Ph.D Urban and Regional Planning Planning Project Studio Summer 2018
Student Researchers:Sebastian Montenegro, Annelies van Vonno, Nicole Bush, Stefi Szrek, Bradyn Nicholson, Phoebe Fooks (MURP), and Kristen Gough (Civil Engineering, MSU) On September 20, 2019, students from the WTS Colorado Student Chapter hosted a pop-up parklet in Larimer Square. The "Larimer's Living Room"-theme parklet was voted "Best Community Parklet" by visitors.