Pass the Mic: See Yourself in Planning, Wed 6/7 6pm

“Pass the Mic” is a speaker series presented by the SDAPA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee in partnership with the Young and Emerging Planners (YEP) Committee, that highlights the experiences and stories of planners and advocates working to create inclusive communities and provide a forum to amplify the voice of underrepresented people. This event features Dana Richardson and Rosa Olascoaga. For more information, click here.

Registration is not required but is highly encouraged.

Apply for 2023-24! Mexican Migration Field Research Program

Applications are open for the Mexican Migration Field Research Program (MMFRP), 2023-24!

The MMFRP is a year-long, community-action research practicum on migration and social justice, for a total of 16-20 units across Fall-Winter-Spring quarters. Students learn about international migration; participate in original, community-based fieldwork; and work directly with NGO partners. The program satisfies international fieldwork, methods, and practicum requirements and makes up much of the Human Rights & International Migration minor.

All students are welcome regardless of legal status. Fluent or proficient Spanish required. 

To participate, ENROLL for Fall 2023 in USP 162 (migration & the city) and USP 163 (community-based research and planning). Then apply via the link below.

Deadline: September 10, 2023 (Apply early if interested in early admission!)

Bike the Barrio Sat 6/11 1pm – hosted by the San Diego Young and Emerging Planners group and City of San Diego

The San Diego Young and Emerging Planners group (YEP) is partnering with the City of San Diego to host a Barrio Logan Bike Tour and Happy Hour on Sunday, June 11th at 1pm.

Join us for a guided tour by City of San Diego Planning Director, Heidi Vonblum, where we’ll learn about past planning challenges and recent projects in Barrio Logan. RSVP here by June 6th if you would like to borrow a set of wheels for the tour. The bike tour starts at 1pm at Cesar Chavez park and happy hour starts at 2pm.

Stephen Lew ’01 Internship Awards in Urban Studies and Planning, 2023-2024, DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MON 5/29 at MIDNIGHT

The USP Department is now accepting applications for three $2,000 stipends for the Stephen Lew ’01 Internship Awards in Urban Studies and Planning to rising fourth-year undergraduate students in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at UC San Diego who will complete an internship. The requirements are as follows:

– Student is in good academic standing (GPA of 2.0 or higher),

– Student is majoring in Urban Studies and Planning and/or Real Estate and Development,

– Student demonstrates a commitment to volunteering, community service, and civic leadership, and

– Student will participate in an internship (paid or un-paid) during the 2023-2024 academic year starting as early as the summer of 2023. Please note that you do not need to have an internship in place prior to submitting your application.

Application link.

Invitation to participate in a research study on the Experiences of Women of Color Majoring in STEM

Do you identify as a Woman of Color in their 3rd, 4th, or 5th year majoring in a STEM discipline? If so, we invite you to participate in an anonymous 20-minute online survey to help us better understand the unique experiences of Women of Color majoring in STEM. If you are interested, please scan the QR code on the flyer below or CLICK HERE to be directed to the survey. You will receive a $5 gift card from Starbucks to thank you for your participation. 

Results of this study can help inform mentorship and academic support programs to increase representation and equity in the major and future STEM careers.

Survey link:

For more information, please contact

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Esri User Conference – San Diego 7/10-7/14 – student options

The Esri User Conference is the world’s largest GIS conference. It will be held at the San Diego Convention Center from July 10-14, 2023. Find innovation, inspiration, and motivation as you explore all things GIS with technical experts, peers, and exhibitors. Browse the beautiful Map Gallery entries. Check out products and solutions in the Expo and Esri Showcase. More info.

There are a few options for students who would like to attend.

Conference Registration:

  1. Attend virtually – Free
    • Sign in with your UCSD ArcGIS Online account and registrar for the Digital Access option.
  2. Attend one day (of your choosing) in person – Free
    • Show up to the Conference Registration desk with your student ID or some form of documentation that shows you are enrolled in an educational institution. For UCSD Extension students, this an be a copy of your course enrollment.
  3. Attend full conference in person – $150
    • Register by signing in with your UCSD ArcGIS Online credentials and select the University Student option.

YPS Affordable Housing Tour Sat 6/3 9am-2pm – limited seats!

Join YPS and Professor Mirle Bussell on a guided tour of San Diego’s affordable housing developments, shuttling in style throughout the city on a private charter bus! Space is limited so please RSVP as soon as possible.

Saturday, June 3rd 9am-2pm

As the lecturer for USP 142: Homelessness in San Diego and a researcher at the Homelessness Hub, Professor Bussell is the person to speak with if you have any questions about affordable housing or just want to learn more about policies surrounding it.

RSVP link:

05/25 Housing Matters: Unpacking the Real Crisis

Throughout the school year, each of our interns leads a quarter-long research project on a subject related to their field of study or future career. 🏡 Housing Matters: Unpacking the Real Crisis centers a humanitarian perspective on houselessness and how we can all lend a hand to solve the crisis!

This research will be presented Week 8 Thursday, May 25th from 6-7:30 PM! RSVP here:✨

Light refreshments will be provided!

Location: Cross-Cultural Center, Price Center East 2nd Level

For more info and accommodations: