UCSD Changemaker Day

UPDATE: The Room for the following breakout session has been changed to SSB 107!

USP’s very own Leslie Lewis will be speaking at a breakout session for UC San Diego’s Changemaker Day. Find out more information about the event at the Changemaker Day website or checkout the flier below for information about the Urban Studies and Planning Breakout Session.

Changemaker Day Graphic


San Diego Bike Coalition Event!

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We are hosting an open streets event in Downtown San Diego on Sunday, October 29, called CicloSDias.  We are currently looking for as many volunteers as possible to help out and have a car-free, carefree day. This event will roll along the streets of Downtown San Diego, Little Italy, The Gaslamp Quarter, East Village and Barrio Logan.

Here is the link to the CicloSDias website volunteer page.

We are also offering two volunteer training evenings, but volunteers only need to attend one training.

First training is:

Monday, 23 October

@ 5.30pm

Mission Brewery – 1441 L St, SD 92101

Second training is:

Thursday, 26 October

@ 5.30pm

Iron Fist Brewing – 1985 National Avenue, SD 92113

All of this information can also be accessed on the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition website as well as the CicloSDias Facebook page.

If you require any more information about this amazing event and community outreach opportunity, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time. We really hope to see you out at CicloSDias on Sunday, October 29!!

Global Seminar Info Session Tonight!

Study In Germany This Summer!


Would you like to spend five weeks at Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany this summer learning about the history of urban planning and design and completing an international urban design practicum? Attend UC San Diego’s “Modernism and Design: the Bauhaus Experience” Global Seminar!

This Global Seminar focuses on the history, contradictions, and legacy of the Bauhaus School and its underlying philosophy as a lens into the larger International Style in architecture and planning across the world. This Global Seminar will introduce students to critical architecture and urban planning theory and history in conjunction with a design school studio experience that will enable them to apply concepts to their own designs and create work to include in their personal portfolios. Students will also benefit from the opportunity to live and study in a quintessential European college town.

Info session: Monday October 16, 5-6:30 pm in the Social Sciences Building Room 102

Meet Professors Mirle Rabinowitz-Bussell and Sue Peerson, learn more about program courses and excursions, and find out about funding options and the application process. Additional program information can be found online at the Global Seminars website: http://studyabroad.ucsd.edu/programs/global-seminars/weimar/index.html

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/UCSDGS/events/?ref=page_internal

If you are interested in coming to the info session but are unable to attend, call (858) 534-1123 to set up an appointment with one of the Global Seminars coordinators. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have!

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Welcome to the USP Undergraduate Blog!


The Urban Studies and Planning Program is going through a lot of changes in the 2017-2018 academic year. From the new Real Estate & Development major to the new undergraduate advisor, the blog is the place to keep up to date on all things Urban Studies and Planning.

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  • Information about internships
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  • Faculty and Staff spotlights
  • Information about upcoming events

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