Urban Design & Planning Interdisciplinary PhD


May 27, 2020

UDP PhD Director Qing Shen on COVID-19 and the Future of Urban Design & Planning

Qing Shen, Director of the Program

For a recent feature story on the Pandemic Urbanism Symposium, Graduate School Communications Specialist Kate Stringer interviewed Professor Qing Shen, Director of the Interdisciplinary PhD in Urban Design & Planning.  Read the full interview here. 1. How do you see the study of Urban Design and Planning changing for graduate students due to the broad…


Feature Story – Pandemic Urbanism Symposium


May 22, 2020

UW Pandemic Urbanism symposium (May 29) – full schedule announced!

Poster for Pandemic Urbanism

PANDEMIC URBANISM A virtual symposium on COVID-19 and cities Hosted by the University of Washington May 29, 2020, 9a – 5:30p PDT pandemicurbanism.com What does COVID-19 mean for cities? What are the implications of this pandemic for urban form, mobility, sociability, and politics? In recent months, life in our cities has been radically transformed. The…


May 21, 2020

UDP Diversity Plan – Input Welcome!

Diversity Plan Poster

The UDP Diversity Plan, developed by UDP Diversity Committee, is a living document intended to guide changes and create an opening to ensure that diversity, equity, and inclusion are woven into the fabric of the Department. Input is welcome! Send feedback or suggestions to udp4all@uw.edu.


May 20, 2020

Program Faculty Win COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant

Rebecca Walter

Program Faculty Arthur Acolin, Kyle Crowder, and Rebecca Walter were among the faculty awarded a COVID-19 Rapid Response grant by the Population Health Initiative.  The project, titled “Prevailing Impacts of COVID-19 on Rental Housing Markets Across Metropolitan Areas and Neighborhoods,” will model the immediate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on housing markets in the 100…


May 5, 2020

May 12: “Do poor people also walk in poor areas? Evidence from GPS tracking” Research Seminar from PhD Student Xiao Shi

Xiao Shi

The UDP PhD Research Seminar Series will feature a talk by UDP PhD Student Xiao Shi titled “Do poor people also walk in poor areas? Evidence from GPS tracking.” The talk will be offered 12:30 – 1:20, Tuesday, May 12 via Zoom:  https://washington.zoom.us/j/317692789 Xiao will present her recent work with the Urban Form Lab, in…


May 4, 2020

Pandemic Urbanism Symposium May 29

In lieu of a traditional Annual Symposium, the Urban Design & Planning PhD and the College of Built Environments are sponsoring a special student-run Pandemic Urbanism Symposium, Friday, May 29.  Organizers include current and recent URBDP PhD & BE PhD students Evan Carver, Peter T. Dunn, Katie Idziorek, Lan T. Nguyen, Boyang Sa, Elizabeth Umbanhowar,…


May 3, 2020

Graduate Certificates in Real Estate – Apply By 5/30

The College of Built Environments offers a Graduate Certificate in Real Estate (GCRE) and a Graduate Certificate in Housing Studies (GCHS), which are open to all graduate students. If you are interested in learning about real estate and housing production and consumption, consider applying for one of the two certificates. The application deadline is May…