The University of Utah
College of Architecture + Planning
Urban design is the practice of shaping cities and settlement patterns. The field bridges the professions of city planning, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, government, and real estate development. Although the design of cities has been practiced for millennia, the field was reborn in the late 1900s in response to dissatisfaction with modern urbanism and the ill effects of placelessness. Since then, a prime concern for urban designers has been the creation of valued and memorable places that contribute to larger social, economic, and environmental goals. Growing in importance, urban design is critically embedded within the debates and issues of contemporary society: natural resource depletion, sustainability, sprawl, climate change, the wealth gap, economic and environmental resiliency, and urban livability.

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Students who graduate with field expertise in urban design typically work either for the public sector in a city’s urban design and planning division, engaged in municipal project management, civic engagement, development control, and design review. Alternatively, graduates in urban design also work in private sector design firms where they are involved in designing and managing projects of both a private and public nature.

Here at the U, students have the opportunity to select the field area in Urban Design within the MCMP program, or they can select the Graduate Certificate in Urban Design for their elective coursework.

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