Welcome to the CU Denver MURP Community Website!

Welcome to the CU Denver MURP Community Website! We are thrilled to present this website as a resource to our prospective and current students, alumni, and to the broader planning community.

In 2013, we adopted a bold, strategic plan to elevate our CU Denver Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) program to new heights. Since then, we have successfully completed a remarkable number of our goals, including:

  • Developing a whole new MURP curriculum complete with an exciting new “professional capstone” requirement
  • Expanding our “learning by doing” ethic by partnering with community groups and government organizations to complete student-led projects in over a dozen communities
  • Rolling out our three strategic research, teaching, and service initiatives: Healthy Communities, Urban Revitalization, and Regional Sustainability
  • Adding four new professors to our roster of exceptionally talented faculty
  • Inaugurating our new CU Denver MURP Alumni Association, which already helped endow a new scholarship aimed at attracting students of color to the profession
  • Securing a donor bequest of $4 to 5 million dollars directed exclusively to student scholarships
  • Support and expand the Colorado Center for Sustainable Urbanism and hire a full-time Executive Director

Another of our goals was to strengthen our relationship with the CU Denver MURP community, and our new MURP Community Website does just that! First, it offers an in-depth look at the MURP program and its initiatives, curriculum, faculty and student interests, research areas, and much, much more. Second, visitors can finally see all the exciting things we’re up to, as we update frequently the What We Do and What’s Happening sections with news and commentary about program events, student and faculty accomplishments, media appearances, and social activities.

Visit often, and keep in touch via Facebook, Twitter, or just come by our Larimer Square building and say hello. Thanks for stopping by!

All the best,

Austin Troy, PhD
Chair, Department of Planning and Design