The mission of the Department of Urban Planning is to prepare professional planners, competent to assist communities to improve their quality of life in Indiana and around the world responsibly, through planning in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Our faculty engage in academic and applied research that advances planning thought and practice that contributes to enacting the quality of place.
As a public research university, we educate students to be future practicing professionals in the field of planning. Disciplinary knowledge is integrated with application so that students gain both knowledge that is immediately useful in their careers and the skills to learn and grow over time. We transform information into knowledge, knowledge into judgment, and judgment into action that addresses complex problems.